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Nets Fall to Jazz 116-107, Trail Knicks by 4 Games in Division

Nets Fall to Jazz 116-107, Trail Knicks by 4 Games in Division
C.J. Watson of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against Alec Burks of the Utah Jazz at Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Photographer: Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images

March 31 (Bloomberg) -- The Brooklyn Nets lost their second straight game as they fell 116-107 to the Utah Jazz in a National Basketball Association contest.

The Nets (42-31) have fallen four games behind the New York Knicks (45-26) in the Eastern Conference’s five-game Atlantic Division. The Jazz (38-36) are in third place in the Western Conference’s five-game Northwest Division, 16 games behind Oklahoma City (54-20).

The Nets had a 54-52 halftime lead before the Jazz outscored them 64-53 in the second half last night at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City.

Randy Foye scored 26 points and Al Jefferson and Mo Williams each contributed 20 points for the Jazz.

Brook Lopez led the Nets with 27 points, C.J. Watson had 22 points and Deron Williams added 21 points.

To contact the reporter on this story: Nancy Kercheval in Washington at nkercheval@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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