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Utah’s Gordon Hayward shoots as Minnesota point guard Alexey Shved defends in the first quarter Wednesday in Salt Lake City. Minnesota’s Luke Ridnour looks on.

Hayward lifts Jazz over Wolves


SALT LAKE CITY — Gordon Hayward scored 17 points, Enes Kanter had 15 and the Utah Jazz beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 106-84 on Wednesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

Paul Millsap started 7 of 7 for Utah and finished with 14 points, and Jamaal Tinsley had 12 on 6-of-8 shooting.

Tinsley started in place Mo Williams, who learned earlier in the day he will be out six weeks after opting for surgery on his right thumb.

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