SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Al Jefferson scored a season-high 34 points, including 26 in the first half, and the Utah Jazz beat the Washington Wizards 114-100 on Friday night to snap a two-game skid.
The Jazz broke it open in the third quarter when they outscored the Wizards 38-28, fueled by runs of 8-0 and 20-8.
Jefferson had eclipsed his season high of 30 points with nearly 5 minutes left in the third as the Jazz led by as many as 28. He finished 16 of 23 with 12 rebounds, three steals and a blocked shot.
John Wall led the Wizards with 24 points, while Jordan Crawford added 21 off the bench.
Paul Millsap had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Utah, which held a 70-44 advantage in the paint.