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Johnson, Blatche lead Nets over Jazz 105-99

  • Article by: MATTHEW COLES
  • Associated Press
  • February 19, 2014 - 11:05 PM

SALT LAKE CITY — Joe Johnson scored 27 points, Andray Blatche had 25 and Brooklyn beat the Utah Jazz 105-99 Wednesday night for the Nets' first win in Utah since 2008.

Deron Williams added 19 points and seven assists. His 3-pointer with 2:11 remaining gave the Nets their largest lead of the game.

Brooklyn snapped a three-game road losing skid and the surging Nets have now won five of their last seven contests.

Reserve guard Alec Burks led the Jazz with 23 points and Enes Kanter, starting in place of Derrick Favors (hip), had 18 points and 10 rebounds, but the Jazz wasted a 13-point third-quarter lead and a chance to extend their winning streak to a season-best four games.

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