The Jazz are not likely to be very fresh Monday night. Utah played a four-overtime game in Atlanta Sunday, losing 139-133, then flew up the East Coast to New Jersey. The Jazz starting unit combined to play 265 minutes and 37 seconds of basketball in the NBA’s first four-OT contest in 15 years. It ended the Jazz six-game winning streak.
Still, this game will be special for Devin Harris and Derrick Favors, back in the Garden State for the first time since being traded a year ago for Deron Williams. Harris, who was on the trading block at the deadline, has had a disappointing season, averaging 10.4 points and 4.8 assists. He hasn't had a 20-point game since January 25 and didn't post a 10-assist game until Sunday night. Favors has played well in backing up Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap, averaging 13 and 10 since a monster 23 and 17 effort six games back.
The Nets are coming off a win over the woeful Bobcats and are giving their rookies, Marshon Brooks and Jordan Williams big minutes. While Brooks seems to have hit the rookie wall of late, Williams has played well, pushing Johan Petro further down the bench. And while he can drive the lane, Williams cannot drive a car. He doesn't have a license, Brooks reports.
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Jazz-Nets Preview - Jeff Bartl - Stats LLC
- Hawks beat Jazz in NBA's first 4OT game since 1997 - AP
- Nets' rookie Jordan Williams finds a better way to get around - Mike Vorkunov - Star-Ledger
- Nets’ Brooks looking like rookie so far in 2nd half - Tim Bontemps - New York Post
- MarShon Brooks plans to finish strong - Andy Vasquez - The Record
Jazz notes: Bell says knee surgery would be last resort - Brian T. Smith - Salt Lake Tribune