Jazz rally, then hold on to beat Nets 92-90

Jazz rally, then hold on to beat Nets 92-90
December 18, 2012, 9:56 pm
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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)

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NEW YORK (AP) Mo Williams scored 19 points, Al Jefferson had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the Brooklyn Nets 92-90 Tuesday night despite nearly throwing away the victory.

Utah turned it over on two inbounds passes in the final 31 seconds, the last leading to a Nets steal. They pushed it up and got a potential go-ahead 3-pointer from Gerald Wallace that missed. The Jazz escaped when Reggie Evans' follow shot was no good as time expired.

Derrick Favors added 13 points against his former franchise for the Jazz, who improved to just 5-10 on the road.

Joe Johnson scored 21 points for the Nets, who led for most of the game and by as many as 13 points before dropping their second straight.