Hayward sparks Jazz past Magic
ORLANDO -- Patrick Ewing Jr. recorded 12 of his team-high 17 points in the second half to help the Magic erase an 11-point halftime deficit, but Orlando couldn't hold off the Utah Jazz down the stretch in its 78-73 defeat on Tuesday at the 2010 AirTran Airways Pro Summer League.
Gordon Hayward, the ninth overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, led the Jazz with 14 points and drilled a clutch 3-pointer, his lone of the game, with 30.2 seconds remaining in the fourth to put the Jazz ahead by four.
Ewing Jr. shot a blistering 7-of-12 from the field and 2-of-4 from beyond the arc.
Kosta Koufos, who scored five of the Jazz's first seven points, recorded the only double-double of the game scoring 13 points and grabbing 11 boards.
The Jazz began the game on a 9-1 run and led by as many as 18 points in the first quarter -- shooting 57 percent from the field compared to the Magic's 28 percent.
Orlando, however, outscored the Jazz, 25-17, in the third and cut the lead down to three going into the final frame.
With three minutes left, Ewing Jr. hit a 3-pointer to give the Magic their first lead of the game, 70-69. The Jazz however, scored nine of the final 12 points, including Hayward's four straight free throws in the final 30 seconds to seal the victory.