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Nets Hang With Jazz, but Can't Finish Comeback

The Nets played the Jazz tough, but they didn't have enough offensively to close the game, falling to 4-7 with a 98-88 loss in Utah on Wednesday night.

Utah took control of the game late in the second quarter and their lead bounced between seven and 13 points for most of the second half. The Nets didn't let them pull away though, and they cut the lead to five with 4:23 to go in the fourth quarter. But while they got stops on one end, they had six straight empty possessions on the other, and the Jazz held on for the win.

Offensively, this one was nothing like Monday's win in L.A. Against the Clippers, when the Nets shot 60 percent and recorded 32 assists. Against the Jazz, they shot just 38 percent and recorded just 11 assists. The Nets did outrebound the 57-44.

The other big difference? Travis Outlaw, who made just one of his 12 shots from the field. Anthony Morrow picked up some of the slack, scoring 24 points, while Devin Harris and Brook Lopez added 19 and 17 points respectively. Terrence Williams played just six minutes in his return. Kris Humphries finished with 15 rebounds, the third time in his four starts where he's grabbed 12 or more rebounds.