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Utah Jazz: Mo Williams overpowers D-Will in Jazz win
Brooklyn Nets' Kris Humphries (43) dunks in front of Utah Jazz's Al Jefferson (25) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Brooklyn Nets' Deron Williams leaps for a shot between Utah Jazz's Paul Millsap (24) and Al Jefferson (25) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Brooklyn Nets' Kris Humphries celebrates a score against the Utah Jazz in the final seconds of the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Utah Jazz's Al Jefferson (25) shoots over Brooklyn Nets' Brook Lopez (11) and Gerald Wallace (45) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Utah Jazz's Marvin Williams (2) drives to the basket in front of Brooklyn Nets' Deron Williams (8) and Brook Lopez (11) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Brooklyn Nets' Brook Lopez (11) is hit in the face by Utah Jazz's Derrick Favors (15) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Barclays Center in New York. The Jazz won 92-90. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Utah Jazz's Derrick Favors (15) blocks the shot of Brooklyn Nets' Andray Blatche (0) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec., 18, 2012, at Barclays Center in New York. The Jazz won 92-90. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Utah Jazz's Al Jefferson (25) blocks the shot of Brooklyn Nets' Kris Humphries (43) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec., 18, 2012, at Barclays Center in New York. The Jazz won 92-90. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Utah Jazz's Derrick Favors (15) reverse dunks against Brooklyn Nets' Reggie Evans (30) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec., 18, 2012, at Barclays Center in New York. The Jazz won 92-90. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Utah Jazz's Mo Williams (5) guards Brooklyn Nets' Deron Williams (8) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Barclays Center in New York. The Jazz won 92-90. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Utah Jazz's Mo Williams (5) drives the ball around Brooklyn Nets' Deron Williams (8) and Brook Lopez (11) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec., 18, 2012, at Barclays Center in New York. The Jazz won 92-90. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Utah Jazz's Al Jefferson (25) celebrates after scoring against the Brooklyn Nets in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Barclays Center in New York. The Jazz won 92-90. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Utah Jazz's DeMarre Carroll (3) pressures Brooklyn Nets' MarShon Brooks (9) in the first half of an NBA basketball game,n Tuesday, Dec., 18, 2012, at Barclays Center in New York. The Jazz won 92-90. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
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“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.

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“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.

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Jazz 92, Nets 90

O Mo Williams leads the Jazz with 19 points. His trey in the fourth gives Utah its first lead after halftime.

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