Favors scores 20 points to lift Jazz over Sixers

Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young (21) goes for a shot over Utah Jazz forward Josh Howard (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart)

December 30, 2011 8:56:31 PM PST
Derrick Favors scored a career-high 20 points and added 11 rebounds in his first start for Utah, and the Jazz beat the Philadelphia 76ers 102-99 in their home opener Friday night to avoid their first 0-3 start in 32 years.