After a first half in which Utah seemingly couldn't stop anything Denver did, the Jazz recaptured their defensive and physical style of play just in time to stay perfect at home.
The Jazz (8-7) overcame a 16-point deficit to defeat the Nuggets 105-103 Monday night to improve to 6-0 at home. Derrick Favors made three free throws in two separate trips to the line in the final 41 seconds, and the Jazz prevented Denver (8-7) from taking a shot on its final possession to preserve the victory.
Favors scored a season-high 19 points and Al Jefferson had 28 points and five rebounds for the Jazz.Jamaal Tinsley also had a season-high 15 points and six assists for Utah.
Kenneth Faried had 21 points and nine rebounds for Denver, while Ty Lawson had 16 points and nine assists for Denver, which shot 73 percent and scored 48 points in the paint in the first half but couldn't hold on for the victory.