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The loss dropped Utah below .500 at 15-16. The Jazz have now lost six of their last eight.

Al Jefferson added 22 points for Utah. Hayward had 17 off the bench for Utah.

DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Clippers, who had six players in double figures.

“It’s all tough,” Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said. “On our home court. We had a lead, we gave up the lead but we continued to fight. We made some mistakes but fought our way through it and had a chance to win the ball game at the end. Unfortunately they got a lot of free throws.”

NOTES: An unidentified Jazz employee was disciplined and had his access to the team Twitter account discontinued after what team officials deemed an inappropriate tweet regarding the firing of Nets coach Avery Johnson and Brooklyn’s interest in Phil Jackson. The tweet said Jackson only wants “great players,” an apparent reference to ex-Jazz point guard Deron Williams, who had criticized Johnson’s offense. … Jazz point guard Mo Williams still has swelling in his sprained right thumb and remains out indefinitely. … The Clippers got a scare late in the first quarter when Lamar Odom came up limping. He returned in the second and finished with 12 points. … The Clippers failed to register a blocked shot despite coming into the game averaging 6.52.