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  • Utah Jazz guard Gordon Hayward (20) shoots as Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari (8) defends in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Monday, November 26, 2012 11:57 pm

Jefferson scores 28 as Jazz beat Nuggets 105-103

By LYNN DeBRUINAP Sports Writer

Al Jefferson scored a season-high 28 points and Derrick Favors made three free throws down the stretch, helping the Utah Jazz remain unbeaten at home with a 105-103 win over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.

The Nuggets had a chance to tie it with 3.6 seconds left but Ty Lawson was double-teamed and passed too late for Corey Brewer to get off a final shot.

The Jazz, who improved to 6-0 at home, trailed by as many as 16 in the first half and were down 12 with 7:27 left in the third before going on a 14-2 run to tie it at 77.

The Nuggets played the rest of the way without Andre Iguodala, who was ejected with 3:24 left in the third. He had 10 points, three rebounds and three turnovers.

Favors added a season-high 19 points and seven rebounds, including two in the final minute.

Kenneth Faried led Denver with 21 points.