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Utah Jazz: Foye goes ‘numb’ and carries Jazz to fourth-straight win
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) signs autographs for fans during pre game warmups before a game against the Brooklyn Nets at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.
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Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) warms up before a game against the Brooklyn Nets at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.
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(right) Brooklyn Nets shooting guard MarShon Brooks (9) guards (left) Casey Carlesimo during pre game warm ups against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.
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(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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(left) Utah Jazz point guard Randy Foye (8) guards Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams (8) as he looks to pass during a game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.
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(middle) Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) drives the basket past Brooklyn Nets power forward Reggie Evans (30) during the first half at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.
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(right) Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) shoots the ball as (left) Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) defends during a game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.
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(left) Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) shoots the ball as (right) Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) defends during a game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.
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(right) Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) shoots the ball as (left) Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) defends during a game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.
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(middle) Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) passes the ball past (left) Brooklyn Nets point guard C.J. Watson (1) during a game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.
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(left) Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) guards (right) Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams (8) during a game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.
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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) celebrates a foul called in their favor with (right) Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams (8) during the first half at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.
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(left) Utah Jazz point guard Randy Foye (8) guards Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams (8) as he passes the ball during a game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.
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(left) Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) defends Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) as he shoots the ball during the second half at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.  The Jazz won the game 116-107.
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(from left) Utah Jazz point guard Randy Foye (8), Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) and Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) guard (middle) Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams (8) as he drives the basket during the second half at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.  The Jazz won the game 116-107.
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(left) Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams (8) drives the basket as (right) Utah Jazz point guard Randy Foye (8) defends during the second half at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.  The Jazz won the game 116-107.
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Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams (8) drives the basket past (left) Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) and (right) Utah Jazz point guard Randy Foye (8) during the second half at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.  The Jazz won the game 116-107.
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(right) Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams (8) shoots the ball as Utah Jazz point guard Randy Foye (8) defends during the second half at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.  The Jazz won the game 116-107.
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(left) Utah Jazz point guard Randy Foye (8) passes the ball to (right) Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) past (middle) Brooklyn Nets point guard C.J. Watson (1) during the second half at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.  The Jazz won the game 116-107.
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Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) dunks the ball during the second half against the Brooklyn Nets at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.  The Jazz won the game 116-107.
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Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) celebrates hitting a buzzer beater shot during the second half against the Brooklyn Nets at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.  The Jazz won the game 116-107.
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(middle) Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams (8) guards Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) during the second half at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.  The Jazz won the game 116-107.
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Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams (8) drives the basket during the second half against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.  The Jazz won the game 116-107.
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Utah Jazz point guard Randy Foye (8) gets high fives from teammates as he comes off the court during the second half against the Brooklyn Nets at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.  The Jazz won the game 116-107. Foye made 8 3-point shots during the game.
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(left) Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) rebounds the ball as (right) Brooklyn Nets center Andray Blatche (0) defends during the second half at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.  The Jazz won the game 116-107.
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Brooklyn Nets power forward Kris Humphries (43) dunks the ball during the second half against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.  The Jazz won the game 116-107.
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Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams (8) reacts during a free throw as the Jazz pull ahead during the second half at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.  The Jazz won the game 116-107.
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(middle) Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams (8) passes the ball past (left) Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) during the second half at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.  The Jazz won the game 116-107.
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(bottom) Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams (8) drives the basket as he is defended by Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) during the second half at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.  The Jazz won the game 116-107.
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Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams (8) talks to his players during a break in the play during the second half against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.  The Jazz won the game 116-107.
(Kim Raff  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams (8) looks to pass the ball during the second half against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.  The Jazz won the game 116-107.
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(left) Brooklyn Nets point guard C.J. Watson (1) takes a shot as (right) Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) defends during the second half at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.  The Jazz won the game 116-107.
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The crowd cheers as Utah Jazz point guard Randy Foye (8) makes a 3-point shot during the second half against the Brooklyn Nets at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.  The Jazz won the game 116-107.
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Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin yells to his players during the first half against the Brooklyn Nets at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.
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(left) Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) takes a shot as he is defended by Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) during the first half at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.
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(left) Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) attempts a shot as Brooklyn Nets power forward Kris Humphries (43) defends during the first half at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.
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(front) Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams (8) drives the basket as Utah Jazz point guard Jamaal Tinsley (6) defends during the first half at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.
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Brooklyn Nets head coach P.J. Carlesimo yells from the sidelines during the first half against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.
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(left) Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) and Utah Jazz point guard Mo Williams (5) guard (middle) Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) during the first half at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2013.
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The absurdity was contagious. With 7:25 left in the fourth quarter, Marvin Williams chest-passed the ball at the basket to beat the shot clock. It went in. Another 3-pointer, of course, to put the Jazz up 96-81.

Collective, the Jazz were 10-of-17 from behind the arc.

A pending free agent, Foye may or may not be around for the printing of next year’s media guide, which contains team records. But he’ll certainly be well represented on its pages. He added to his team record for 3-pointers in a season (now 159), set a record for 3s in a half (seven in the second), tied the record for 3s in a quarter (five in the third). His first 3, less than two minutes into the game, set the franchise record for most 3s by a Utah Jazz team (440) in a single season.

“It’s a feeling like your body is numb,” Foye said. “You’re just out there, in your own little world. Just running. And once you touch the ball and get an open look, it’s basically like throwing a rock in the ocean.”

Less than a week after losing their fourth straight game, the Jazz have now strung together four wins, including Friday’s 105-95 victory at Portland, which snapped a nine-game road losing streak.

“We have to play like if we lose we’re right back out of it,” Gordon Hayward said. “Because that’s how close it is.”

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Williams scored 21 points and tallied 11 assists for the Nets, in his second game back at EnergySolutions Arena since being traded on Feb. 23, 2011.

Each time Williams got the ball, he was booed, the intensity of the din growing the longer he possessed it.

Foye could have made 20 3s, and no cheer, however, would have matched the one that followed a block by Hayward on Williams with 1:12 left in the first half. As Williams appeared set for an easy fast break layup, Hayward closed in from the side, cloaking Williams. The former Jazz All-Star struggled and squirmed, like a kitten trying to escape from beneath a blanket. When he finally shot, Hayward swatted the ball away and Williams fell to the court.

“Gordon’s been doing a tremendous job all year long of chasing plays down,” Corbin said, “and making plays when there don’t seem to be a play to make on the defensive end.”

The game mirrored Foye’s performance. For the Jazz, it was a heat check, too. Six nights earlier in Dallas, the Jazz lost their fourth game in a row, fell to two games below .500 and were fading from playoff contention.

“We were right on the brink of going the other way,” Corbin said. “If you listen to all the talk and the naysayers and the people counting you out and let them get in your head, it can affect you.”

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Foye’s 3-point barrage overshadows D-Will’s latest return to Utah.

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Randy Foye ties Jeff Hornacek’s franchise record with eight 3-pointers as the Jazz beat Brooklyn 116-107.

» Former Jazz point guard Deron Williams scores 21 points and tallies 11 assists in his second game in Utah since being traded in February 2011.


 
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