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NBA Game Summary - Utah at Brooklyn



(Tuesday, November 5th)

Final Score: Brooklyn 104, Utah 88

Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Brook Lopez poured in 27 points in just 25 minutes as the Brooklyn Nets kept Utah winless with a 104-88 rout of the Jazz from Barclays Center.

Lopez added a team-high seven rebounds while shooting 10-of-13 from the floor and 7-of-9 from the free throw line in the victory, as Brooklyn bounced back from a disappointing blowout loss to the Magic on Sunday. Brooklyn outscored Utah 58-26 in the paint.

"He's very poised and very strong," said Nets forward Kevin Garnett about Lopez. "He's a real chill person, but he has a fire."

Joe Johnson had 12 points while Paul Pierce and Shaun Livingston each scored 11. Former Jazz star Deron Williams finished with 10 points and eight assists.

Gordon Hayward and Enes Kanter were the lone bright spots for Utah, netting 22 and 21 points, respectively, in the Jazz's fourth straight loss to open the campaign. Alec Burks chimed in with 13 points off the bench and rookie Rudy Gobert corralled a game-high 11 rebounds.

"It's frustrating losing," said Hayward. "I hate losing and we had three close ones and then kind of fell apart tonight. I think we got to try and find some positives and pick ourselves up. We got another one tomorrow."

Brooklyn established its dominance down low early on, forcing Utah to double the post and leave the perimeter unguarded. Pierce opened the game with a wide-open triple and less than five minutes into the contest, the Nets led by a 12-2 score.

"As a team, that's what we talked about yesterday," said Nets coach Jason Kidd. "We were kind of a jump-shooting team and yesterday's practice was the only way you could score was getting the ball in the paint. The drills and the things that we did to focus carried over to tonight."

Burks provided a spark for the Jazz and earned two trips to the line late in the period, but Livingston's jumper with less than a second remaining gave the Nets a 10-point edge at 28-18.

Richard Jefferson, who played for the Nets for the first seven years of his career, converted a dunk with 7:01 left in the second to pull Utah within five at 31-26, but it was all Brooklyn from that point. The Nets outscored the Jazz 23-12 for the duration of the quarter and took a 54-38 advantage into the locker room.

Kidd removed his starters for good late in the third after Brooklyn built a comfortable 24-point lead. Williams' scoop layup at the 4:45 mark brought the crowd to its feet and removed any doubt of a Jazz comeback, with the Nets leading 78-54 at that stage.

Game Notes

Utah's Brandon Rush played 10 minutes in his first game action since tearing the ACL in his left knee on Nov. 2, 2012 while a member of the Warriors ... Williams had been 0-4 in four prior meetings with his former team... Brooklyn held the Jazz to six fast break points while scoring 25.

11/06 00:51:23 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
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y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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y= clinched division title
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