New Jersey Nets vs. Utah Jazz: Deron Williams, Paul Millsap Power Past Nets

November 17th, 2010 by Jim Mancari Leave a reply »
In their second game of an all-important four game West Coast road swing, the New Jersey Nets dropped a tough one to the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City, 98-88.

The matchup of two elite point guards, Deron Williams and Devin Harris, highlighted this game. Both finished with eight assists, but Williams outscored Harris 23 to 17 to aid in Utah’s victory.

The Nets found themselves in foul trouble early for the second straight game. Though Kris Humphries recorded four rebounds in the first five minutes, he was forced to take a seat due to his two fouls.

Both teams struggled from the field early, with the Nets taking a 25-24 lead after the first quarter.

The Jazz caught fire early in the second quarter led by Paul Millsap, while New Jersey regressed slightly. Turnovers plagued the Nets in this quarter: They had seven turnovers in the quarter and nine overall in the half. Utah led 53-47 at halftime.

Brook Lopez looked great in the first half, scoring 17 points, while Anthony Morrow knocked in 10. Millsap led the Jazz at half with 13 points.

Early in the third quarter, all five Jazz starters were in double figures. ...

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