National Basketball Association
Brooklyn 105, Utah 99
When: 9:00 PM ET, Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Nets 105, Jazz 99:
Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
#44 Eli Roe, #73 Tre Maddox, #8 Marc Davis
Joe Johnson scored 27 points and Andray Blatche matched a season high with 25 points as visiting Brooklyn upended Utah.
Deron Williams added 19 points and seven assists for the Nets, who won for the 15th time in 21 games. The victory was the first in three visits back to Utah for Williams, who was dealt to the Nets in Feb. 2011.
Alec Burks scored 23 points and Enes Kanter contributed 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Jazz, who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Trey Burke had 14 points and 10 assists, Jeremy Evans grabbed 13 rebounds and Marvin Williams scored 12 points.
The Jazz trailed 89-88 after Burks’ layup with 4:58 left before Deron Williams’ jumper and Johnson’s 3-pointer gave the Nets a six-point edge with 4:13 remaining. A 3-pointer by Williams made it a 10-point game with 2:11 to play before Utah rattled off six straight to get within four but got no closer as Blatche, Johnson and Williams each hit two free throws in the final 14.9 seconds.
Utah led 56-48 at the break before the Nets dominated the third quarter. Blatche scored 10 points in the period and Johnson tallied nine and Brooklyn used a 20-4 burst to turn a 13-point deficit into a three-point lead before settling for a 75-74 edge entering the final stanza.GAME NOTEBOOK:
The Nets acquired G Marcus Thornton from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for G Jason Terry and F Reggie Evans. … Utah had a 46-33 advantage on the boards despite being without C Derrick Favors, who sat out with a hip injury he aggravated in the final game before the All-Star break. … Brooklyn halted a four-game road losing streak against the Jazz, winning in Salt Lake City for the first time since Nov. 29, 2008.
Top Game Performances
Joe Johnson 27
Alec Burks 23
Shaun Livingston 7
Trey Burke 10
Andray Blatche 6
Jeremy Evans 13
Deron Williams 5
||Free Throws Made
Alec Burks 8
Joe Johnson 3
Jeremy Evans 1
Andray Blatche 1
Rudy Gobert 1
Team Stats Summary
Utah will play their next game on the road against Portland. The Jazz have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
Brooklyn will play their next game on the road against Golden State. The Nets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.