NBA Game Summary - Utah at Charlotte
(Saturday, November 13th)
Final Score: Utah 96, Charlotte 95
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Deron Williams hit a driving jumper with 0.8 seconds remaining to give the Utah Jazz their fifth straight come from behind victory, as they edged the Charlotte Bobcats, 96-95, at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Williams finished with 17 points and nine assists and Al Jefferson supplied a team-high 19 points in the win for Utah, which trailed by as many as 19 points on Saturday. The Jazz have rallied from double-digit deficits in each of their last five games -- four of which have come on the road.
Paul Millsap ended with 17 points and six rebounds, and C.J. Miles added 14 points in a reserve role for the Jazz.
Stephen Jackson finished with 24 points, and Nazr Mohammed added 22 points and 20 rebounds for the Bobcats, who were looking for their first home victory of the season (0-4).
Gerald Wallace ended with 13 points and eight rebounds, and both Boris Diaw and D.J. Augustin finished with 12 points in defeat for Charlotte.
Mohammed hit a jumper in the opening seconds of the fourth to put the Bobcats up by 12. Utah responded with a Miles three-point play and two free throws to trim the Charlotte lead to 75-68.
The Jazz made their move with 4:17 left, when a Miles three and Jefferson jumper cut their deficit to 87-85. The Bobcats responded with a Mohammed tip shot and two Augustin free throws to regain a six point lead.
Utah scored the next seven points, as Jefferson's three-point play provided the Jazz a 92-91 advantage with 2:30 to play, though two Jackson free throws and a Mohammed layup with 58.9 ticks left gave Charlotte a three-point advantage.
Jefferson's seven-foot jumper 13 seconds later brought Utah to within one, and, following an Augustin miss, Williams' driving jumper gave the Jazz a 96-95 lead.
Charlotte called timeout to draw up one last desperation play, but Jackson's long three-point attempt was off the mark.
The Bobcats held a commanding 28-13 advantage after the first quarter and extended their lead to 49-33 at halftime.
Williams scored 10 points in the third quarter, and the Jazz outscored Charlotte, 30-24, to cut the Bobcats' lead to 73-63 heading into the final stanza.
Utah has won four straight meetings...The Jazz have won seven of their last eight...Andre Kirilenko finished with 12 points and seven rebounds for Utah.
11/13 22:20:22 ET