Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/18/12
NEW YORK -- Mo Williams scored 19 points, including a clutch 3-pointer midway through the fourth quarter that gave his team the lead for good, and the Utah Jazz came from behind to topple the Brooklyn Nets 92-90 Tuesday. The Nets blew a double-digit, first-half lead en route to a loss for the sixth time this season. Brooklyn led by 13 at halftime. The Jazz (14-12) lost their previous two games. The visit to Brooklyn was the beginning a four-game road trip. The Nets (13-11) lost for the seventh time in their past nine games. Five Utah players reached double figures. Other than Williams, the Jazz received 16 points and 11 rebounds from Al Jefferson and 13 from former Nets forward Derrick Favors. Paul Milsap added 12, and Marvin Williams had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Jazz. The Nets were led by Joe Johnson, who had 21 points, and Brook Lopez, who had 16. Deron Williams, the former Jazz All-Star who was critical of the Nets' style of play prior to the game, had 14 points but shot just 5-for-12 from the floor, including two crucial misses down the stretch. Williams is now 0-3 against his former team. The Jazz used a 7-0 run with about five minutes left to take the lead for good. Gordon Hayward had two free throws to cut the Jazz's deficit to 80-79, and then Williams nailed a 3-pointer with 5:34 left that put Utah in front for good. Favors' slam dunk pushed the lead to 84-79. The Nets had a chance to win or tie in the closing seconds. Gerald Wallace missed a wide-open 3-pointer that would have won it, and Reggie Evans missed a fall-away shot off the glass as the buzzer sounded. The Jazz managed to take a 30-29 lead on a wide-open dunk by DeMarre Carroll with 9:09 left in the second quarter. The advantage was short lived, though, as Johnson nailed a jumper to start a 14-2 Brooklyn run. Johnson scored seven of the 14 in the stretch that gave the Nets a 45-32 lead with 5:07 remaining in the half. Lopez capped the surge with a short jumper. NOTES: As he prepared to face his former team, Deron Williams was asked if he had improved as a player during his time with the Nets. "The system we had in Utah was a great system for my style of play," Williams said. "I'm a system player. I loved Coach (Jerry) Sloan's system. I loved the offense there. We could have been a really good team there. We weren't that good defensively. It's more (isolation sets) here. I'm used to more movement. I'm still trying to adjust. It's been an adjustment for me, but it's coming along." The comments were surprising considering Williams' poor relationship with Sloan led to the coach's decision to retire two years ago. ... Johnson is bothered by his low shooting percentage, 38 percent entering play Tuesday. He is a 46 percent shooter career. ... Forward Kris Humphries returned to the starting lineup for Brooklyn. He had been replaced at power forward by Evans. ... Veteran guard Raja Bell was not with the Jazz. No reason was given for Bell's absence. ... Jerry Stackhouse (knee) and Josh Childress (foot) sat out the game for the Nets. ... Since posting an 11-4 record in November, the Nets are 2-7 in December.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Bradham was defending girlfriend during alleged assault

Elliott domestic violence case being taken to city prosecutor

Belichick: Brady is not going to lose his starting job

Report: Brown 'confident' Steelers will rework his contract

Report: J.T. Barrett lost full scholarship over summer for DWI

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Police escort helped Joey Gallo get to ballpark on time

Agent: Bryant ‘heartbroken that he’s not allowed to play’

Report: Trent Baalke could lose job if 49ers don’t show progress

Lawsuit: Baylor players gang raped student, school knew

Jets, Ryan Fitzpatrick reportedly remain far apart

Eddie Lacy defends Mike McCarthy for weight loss comments

Reds 'picking up the pace' on Jay Bruce trade talks

Kirk Cousins has excellent take on franchise tag

Broncos DB during DUI arrest: I can't wait to tell Obama

NBA champ Cavs honored with 2,000-pound butter sculptures

John Daly dons super-patriotic outfit for Champions Dinner

Aaron Rodgers not inclined to talk about brother Jordan

Astros fan starts GoFundMe page to buy out Gomez contract

Durant told Westbrook he was returning to Thunder?

Five NFL teams set to rise up in 2016

Jeremy Lin reportedly looking to trademark phrase ‘Brook-Lin’

Matt Leinart engaged to actress Josie Loren

WATCH: Inside the Nike SNKRS BOX in SF for Golden Air Celebration

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

WATCH: Inside the Nike SNKRS BOX in SF for Golden Air Celebration

WATCH: Five other uniforms Chris Sale should cut up

QUIZ: Name every Olympic event in which the USA has never won a gold medal

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

One Gotta Go: NBA players hate Facebook too

One Gotta Go: NBA players settle the fast food beef

One Gotta Go: NBA players make tough choices on their favorite rappers

One Gotta Go: NBA Summer League is not about that Game of Thrones life

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker