Jazz Vs Wizards Nov 12 2008 Live
Utah Jazz Vs Washington Wizards Nov 12 2008 Live, Streaming, P2P.
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The Utah Jazz were missing one former All-Star but got another back in their most recent game, avenging their first loss of the year convincingly.
The Washington Wizards would gladly settle for any kind of win.
With Deron Williams back in the lineup, the Jazz will try to maintain their hot start on Wednesday night when they continue their five-game road trip against the Wizards, the league's only winless team.
Utah excused center Mehmet Okur on Monday to return to his native Turkey to deal with a family illness, but the loss of their high-scoring center was offset by the return of Williams, who had missed the team's first six games with a sprained left ankle.
Williams was a bit rusty on Tuesday, scoring seven points on 1-of-8 shooting from the field, but he had nine assists in 31 minutes as the Jazz came back from four down at the end of the third to beat Philadelphia 93-80.
"I didn't know what was going to happen,'' Utah coach Jerry Sloan said. "We thought he'd play five minutes or so but he played longer.''
The Jazz (6-1) relied heavily on strong defense, holding the 76ers to 38.2 percent shooting and 13 fourth-quarter points - three fewer than Ronnie Brewer scored in the final 12 minutes. That was a far cry from Saturday, when they gave up 31 in the fourth during a 107-99 loss to the New York Knicks.
"It shows so much maturity on our team," said Brewer, who matched Williams with nine assists. "In years past we would've folded. We stuck with it, rebounded and executed our offense."
Utah is the third-stingiest team in the NBA through the season's first two weeks, allowing 89.4 points per game.
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