Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert (27) kneels on the floor beside teammate Derrick Favors (15) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Gobert left the game with a knee injury after Favors fell backward into his leg on the play. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — The Utah Jazz broke out of a slump that has been plaguing them during their current road trip.But it came at the cost of two of their starters — one possibly for an extended period.ADVERTISEMENT Ricky Rubio had 22 points, Donovan Mitchell added 17 points, nine assists and five rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the Boston Celtics 107-95 on Friday night.Jonas Jerebko and Rodney Hood also finished with 17 points for the Jazz, who snapped a four-game losing streak. It was Utah’s first victory in Boston since 2008, a span of nine games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk It took everything the Jazz had to make it to the end of the game.Jazz center Rudy Gobert left early in the first quarter with a left knee injury after teammate Derrick Favors fell backward into his leg. Gobert was able to walk off the court on his own power, but went straight to the locker room and did not return. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals The Celtics struggled from the field in the second quarter, shooting a combined 4 for 21.HAYWARD RETURN?Hayward is open to playing this season, but said it will depend on how fast he is able to heal and show progress as he works his way back.“My mind is open to that,” Hayward said of the possibility of returning to game action before season’s end. “I’m trying to get back as fast as I can. It all depends on how I heal, and taking it day-by-day, goal by goal. We’ll see what happens.”Wednesday marked a milestone in Hayward’s recovery process, when he was able to shed the walking boot he’s been using since his surgery in October. He continues to wear a protective brace.NO HARD FEELINGSSnyder said no one feels any animosity over Hayward’s decision to leave Utah.“I think everybody understands the decision that he made,” Snyder said. “So to see him get hurt, it was hard. I felt horrible for him. I think most of the guys on our team reached out. I know I did. … We hope that he’s back soon.”MORRIS UPDATEMarcus Morris (knee soreness) sat out his fourth straight game and won’t travel for the upcoming two-game trip. Morris has played in just 16 games this season while dealing with the injury and recently sought a second opinion on it. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “He’s had a little bit of a setback here, but it doesn’t sound like it’s going to be a long-term thing,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.UP NEXTJazz: Continue six-game trip Saturday at Cleveland.Celtics: Begin two-game trip Friday at Memphis.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Westbrook triple-double keys OKC in 3OT thriller vs 76ers The second quarter brought more injuries. First, Boston’s Daniel Theis left with a facial injury. Later, the Celtics’ Jaylen Brown caught Favors with an incidental elbow, leaving him bleeding from his left eye and Brown from his elbow. Favors received six stitches and did not return.“That’s a team win. Everybody stepped up,” Rubio said. “We know that we have a lot of players who can play, and they were ready.”Coach Quin Snyder said Favors passed the concussion protocol. Gobert will be evaluated Saturday.“This group’s got character and they are going to compete no matter what the circumstances and they did,” Snyder said.Boston got no closer than eight points in final quarter.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Kyrie Irving led the Celtics with 33 points. Al Horford added 21 points and seven assists. Boston lost for the third time in five games.“I gotta give Utah credit, because they grinded the game and they made tough shot after tough shot,” Horford said. “They kind of, like, took the life out of you in a way.”Friday was the first meeting between the teams since Gordon Hayward left Utah in free agency last summer to join the Celtics. But Hayward could only watch as he continues to rehab from the broken left ankle he suffered in Boston’s season opener.Joe Johnson returned to game action for the first time since Oct. 30. He missed 21 straight games while dealing with a right wrist injury.TIP-INSJazz: G Raul Neto sat out his second straight game with a concussion.Celtics: It was Irving’s ninth game this season with 30 or more points. … Started the second quarter 0 for 14 from the field.TAKING CONTROLThe Jazz held a 46-39 lead at the half. 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LANCASTER – The Antelope Valley Union High School District is holding a series of public forums to get community input about facility needs as it gears up for another run at passing a construction bond. The district didn’t hold such meetings in a previous attempt in June to pass a $177.5 million bond measure, which voters rejected. “We were up against a time frame,” Deputy Superintendent Jeff Foster said. “We opted to go with an earlier date. The trade-off was it cut down on community awareness or time to let people know what it was we were trying to do.” The district is studying whether to pursue another bond in November. A decision will be made by summer. So far, two meetings have been held at Littlerock and Quartz Hill high schools. Meetings are scheduled for Monday at Palmdale High; March 22 at Eastside High; April 2 at Lancaster High; April 5 at Knight High; April 10 at Highland; and April 23 at Antelope Valley High. The meetings are held in the evenings, generally with start times between 6 and 7 p.m. Call the schools to get the exact time and location. The purpose is in part to gather input about what people want to see built or improved if the district does pass a bond. But the forums also give people a chance to propose projects that would not fall under bond funding. “It’s to get input from the public,” Trustee Donita Winn said. “And my emphasis is, even if it’s something that would not fit into the bond picture, how can we make changes these people want, with developer fee money or something else.” More than 100 people showed up to the Littlerock High meeting. Staff and parents talked about electricity and lighting that didn’t work, the desire for tile flooring instead of carpeting and the need for a new paint job and a press box for the stadium. The district wants to pass a bond measure to pay for building one or two high schools, complete construction of Eastside High and make other improvements at other campuses. In January, the board voted to spend $21,000 for a consultant to increase awareness about the need for more facilities in the growing district, and to generate support for a bond measure. In June, the district came up just short with Measure E, which got 52 percent of the vote, short of the 55 percent needed. The measure would have taxed property owners about $30 per $100,000 of assessed valuation annually. Had it passed, Measure E would have helped pay for new high schools in southeast Palmdale and on the west side of the Antelope Valley, completing construction of Eastside High, expanding Quartz Hill High, and adding two new science labs at Lancaster. The district enrolls about 24,000 students, and some campuses, including Highland and Quartz Hill high schools, have populations of more than 3,000. firstname.lastname@example.org (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!