“I was popping out to get it,” Williams said. “He thought I was going to stop at the 3 for a quick shot.”
On the Jazz’s next possession, after the Nets cut the score 92-90, Carroll was enlisted to in-bound the ball. Jefferson secured the pass after a scrum at midcourt but was stripped of the ball with less than 10 seconds to play.
However, Gerald Wallace missed a 3-pointer that would have won the game and Reggie Evans’ put-back attempt at the buzzer was also off the mark.
“Luckily they didn’t make the shot, because I would have really been feeling down on myself right now,” said Jefferson, who added that he thought he was fouled on the play.
On a night full of reunions — Deron Williams and the Jazz, former Atlanta Hawks teammates Johnson and Marvin Williams — the best may have been Derrick Favors against the Nets.
Favors scored 13 points and recorded three blocks. His offensive display included a reverse dunk that left Andray Blatche and Reggie Evans looking at each other.
“The plays he made on the defensive end,” Corbin said, “even the shots that he didn’t block, he was up challenging shots. He was big inside for us.”
The Jazz play three more games on this East Coast swing.
“We hope this starts something special,” Paul Millsap said.« Previous Page