Posted December 18, 2012 on AP on Fox
Mo Williams scored 19 points, Al Jefferson had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the Brooklyn Nets 92-90 Tuesday night despite nearly throwing away the victory. Utah turned it over on two inbounds passes in the final 31 seconds, the last leading to a Nets steal. They pushed it up and got a potential go-ahead 3-pointer from Gerald Wallace that missed. The Jazz escaped when Reggie Evans' follow shot was no good as time expired. Derrick Favors added 13 points against his former franchise for the Jazz, who improved to just 5-10 on the road. Joe Johnson scored 21 points for the Nets, who led for most of the game and by as many as 13 points before dropping their second straight. Brook Lopez finished with 16 points and Deron Williams had 14 for the Nets, who will try to bounce back from this disappointment when they make the short trip to visit the Knicks on Wednesday. Utah trailed for nearly the entire game before finally going ahead when Mo Williams pulled up for...
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