The Skinny: Each team?s ?Williams? ? Mo for the Jazz and Deron for the Nets ? came out with hot hands, as both teams had a torrid offensive rhythm to start the game. Utah hit on 11 of its first 13 shots, and the Nets turned the ball over six times in the opening frame, which allowed the Jazz to open a five-point lead after one.
The ?Bench Mob? led by C.J. Watson and Andray Blatche came out with great energy to start the second quarter to help the Nets take the lead. But the Jazz remained hot from the outside to keep the game tight. The intense first half closed out with Brooklyn leading by two.