Posted March 26, 2012 on
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Playing four games in five nights is difficult enough, but the Utah Jazz will test their stamina in order to complete the stretch.
Fresh off playing one of the longest games in NBA history, Utah visits the New Jersey Nets on Monday night seeking its sixth win in seven meetings.
The Jazz (26-23), one of three teams tied for seventh place in the Western Conference, had their season-high six-game winning streak snapped with a 139-133 quadruple-overtime loss to Atlanta on Sunday.
It tied for the third-longest game in league history and was only the ninth ever to go into four overtimes. Phoenix beat Portland on Nov. 14, 1997, in the most recent occurrence.
Al Jefferson scored 28 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, while Paul Millsap added 25 points and 13 boards.
''We'll take a moral victory out of this one,'' Millsap said. ''This was a good ball team we played tonight. They played excellent defense. We just didn't get it done.''
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The Jazz have been getting notable contributions from a variety of players over the course of their current six-game win streak. Young guys like Derrick Favors, Alec Burks, and Enes Kanter have had the best nights of their young careers, and veteran point guard Jamaal Tinsley has stepped in and played excellent basketball. Paul Millsap remains Utah’s old reliable, though. ...
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Andrei Kirilenko had a season high 20 points to go with 12 rebounds and two blocks.
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Paul Millsap had 24 points and 13 rebounds and the Utah Jazz shook off the weariness from their four-overtime loss 24 hours earlier to beat the New Jersey Nets 105-84 on Monday night.
Al Jefferson added 19 points and eight rebounds as the Jazz won for the seventh time in eight games and kept a hold on one of the last playoff spots in the Western Conference.
Alec Burks added 15...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Deron Williams had 19 points and matched his season high with 14 assists and the New Jersey Nets snapped a five-game losing streak with a 102-89 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night.
Kris Humphries added 20 points and 16 rebounds and former Bobcat Gerald Wallace had 15 points as the Nets (16-34) swept the four-game season series with the woeful...