Utah Jazz: Foye’s red-hot shooting powers Jazz past Brooklyn
Published: March 30, 2013 07:11PM
Updated: March 30, 2013 11:51PM
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Kim Raff | The Salt Lake Tribune (middle) Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) dunks the ball as (left) Brooklyn Nets power forward Reggie Evans (30) and (right) Brooklyn Nets small forward Gerald Wallace (45) defend during a game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.

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Randy Foye scored 26 points on 8-for-9 three-point shooting and Al Jefferson and Mo Williams added 20 to lead the Utah Jazz to a 116-107 win over Brooklyn on Saturday night at EnergySolutions Arena.

The Jazz and Nets were playing back-to-back, but both started quickly. Utah hit 11 of its first 13 shots. Brooklyn made nine of its first 12.

The Jazz took a 25-22 lead before finally stopping the Nets on seven straight possessions. They built a 31-24 advantage with 1:36 left but settled for a 33-28 advantage after the first quarter.

Utah maintained a 39-34 lead early in the second quarter after two baskets by Marvin Williams and a dunk by Derrick Favors.

At that point, however, Brooklyn’s second unit put together an 11-4 run that gave the Nets a 45-43 lead with 5:38 left in the half.

Brooklyn nearly took a 57-52 lead at halftime, but Deron Williams’ open three-point jumper rattled in-and-out and the Nets had to settle for a 54-52 lead.

Brook Lopez had 13 points for Brooklyn while Deron Williams finished the half with 11. Jefferson led Utah with 12 points.

In the third quarter, Foye made five three-point shots, including two during a 13-2 run that have the Jazz a 71-65 lead.

In the final 30 seconds, Utah converted its last two possessions and took an 83-74 lead into the fourth quarter, which it opened with a clinching 11-4 run.

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