- Associated Press - Friday, March 11, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY — Shelvin Mack scored a career-high 27 points as the Utah Jazz beat the Washington Wizards, 114-93, on Friday night.

Mack shot 11-for-17 from the field with an array of interior floaters and three 3-pointers. Gordon Hayward had 18 points and Rodney Hood added 14 points for Utah.

The Jazz broke a two-game skid, but remained three games behind the Houston Rockets for eighth place in the Western Conference.

John Wall had 24 points and nine assists, and Markieff Morris added 16 points for Washington, which lost its fourth consecutive game to fall 2.5 games behind the Detroit Pistons for the last Eastern Conference playoff spot.

Utah pulled away in the third quarter, ending it with a 22-10 run on a pair of fast-break layups by Chris Johnson.

The Jazz led, 56-48, at halftime after closing the second quarter on a 15-8 run.

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