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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez shoots the basketball against Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez shoots the basketball against Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)

The Brooklyn Nets face the Utah Jazz on the road Friday at 9 p.m.

According to STATS:

  • The Jazz defeated the Nets 101-89 at Brooklyn on January 2. They have now won four of the last five contests in this series.
  • Brooklyn defeated Sacramento 109-100 on Wednesday, snapping its 16-game losing streak. The Nets will now be looking to win back-to-back contests for the first time all season; their last 2+ game win streak came when they won consecutive contests, March 24-26, 2016.
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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez controls the ball against Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein during the second quarter at Golden 1 Center. (Sergio Estrada/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez controls the ball against Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein during the second quarter at Golden 1 Center. (Sergio Estrada/USA TODAY Sports)

The Nets (10-49) come into Salt Lake City with a rare burst of momentum after beating Sacramento 109-100 on Wednesday. Brooklyn won for the first time since Jan. 20 and earned just its third road victory of the season.

For the Nets, it was just their second win overall in their last 29 games dating back to December 26.

"It's great to break through and see this result," center Brook Lopez said. "But we don't want it to be a one-time thing."

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Brooklyn Nets forward Trevor Booker looks to shoot against Utah Jazz forward Trey Lyles in the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet/USA Today Sports Images)
Brooklyn Nets forward Trevor Booker looks to shoot against Utah Jazz forward Trey Lyles in the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet/USA Today Sports Images)

Gordon Hayward scored 30 points and Rudy Gobert had 15 points and 16 rebounds, helping the Utah Jazz pull away to beat the Brooklyn Nets 101-89 on Monday night.

Rodney Hood and Shelvin Mack also scored 15 points each for the Jazz.

Trevor Booker led the Nets with 17 points and 15 rebounds. Brook Lopez scored 14 points.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Sean Kilpatrick (6) dribbles the ball against the Chicago Bulls during the first half at the United Center. (Mike Dinovo)
Brooklyn Nets guard Sean Kilpatrick (6) dribbles the ball against the Chicago Bulls during the first half at the United Center. (Mike Dinovo)

NEW YORK -- The Utah Jazz experienced mixed results during two different injuries to George Hill.

Now the Jazz will discover how they perform without Hill for a third time, though they hope their point guard's absence will not be lengthy.

Hill's third absence due to injury will begin Monday night when Utah opens a five-game road trip with a visit to the Brooklyn Nets.

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Nov 4, 2016; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder talks with guard George Hill (3) during the first half against the San Antonio Spurs at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 4, 2016; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder talks with guard George Hill (3) during the first half against the San Antonio Spurs at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

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Here are the three keys for the Knicks against the Utah Jazz...

  1. Contesting the 3-Point Line- Like the Rockets, the Jazz have focused much of their offensive strategy on the three point line. So far this year they are sixth in the NBA in 3-pointers made and are third in 3-point field goal percentage at 39 percent. This will be boosted by the return of Gordon Hayward to the lineup as Hayward was second to Rodney Hood on the Jazz in 3-point attempts last year at 5.1.
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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez has his shot blocked by Phoenix Suns center Tyson Chandler during the second half at Talking Stick Resort Arena. (Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez has his shot blocked by Phoenix Suns center Tyson Chandler during the second half at Talking Stick Resort Arena. (Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)

The Brooklyn Nets face the Utah Jazz on the road Saturday at 9:30 p.m.

According to STATS...

  • The Jazz defeated the Nets 108-86 in Brooklyn on January 22, with Utah shooting a season-high 57.3 percent from the field in that victory. It was the Jazz's third straight win in this series.
  • This will be the third game of Brooklyn's season-long nine-game road trip. The Nets have split the first two, losing at Portland on Tuesday and winning at Phoenix on Thursday.
  • The Jazz are 5-3 in overtime contests so far this season. Those five OT wins are tied for the franchise mark, first set in 2005-06 and equaled in 2010-11.
  • Brook Lopez averaged 20.2 points per game prior to the All-Star Break. He has upped that to 24.3 (97/4) PPG since the break. However, he has averaged just 13.2 PPG in his five career road games against the Jazz.
  • Entering this weekend, Gordon Hayward was just one of five players in the NBA this season leading his team in total points, assists and steals (LeBron James, Chris Paul, Kemba Walker & John Wall).
  • Rodney Hood is putting up 18.3 points per game since January 1 after averaging just 12.2 PPG through games of December 31.
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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez looks to the net as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert defends during the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso/USATSI)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez looks to the net as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert defends during the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso/USATSI)

(AP) -- Gordon Hayward had 21 points, nine assists and four rebounds, Rodney Hood scored 16 points, and the Utah Jazz cruised past the Brooklyn Nets 108-86 on Friday night.

Trevor Booker added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Jazz, who pulled away in the third quarter by shooting 16 for 22 from the field and outscoring Brooklyn 37-17.

Bojan Bogdanovic had 14 points and Willie Reed had 12 for the Nets, who have lost five consecutive games, and 10 of their last 11. Brooklyn also remained winless (0-4) against Northwest Division opponents this season. >> Read more...

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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez celebrates his basket against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. (Tom Szczerbowski/USATSI)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez celebrates his basket against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. (Tom Szczerbowski/USATSI)

The Nets host the Utah Jazz at Barclays Center on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

According to STATS...

  • This will be the first meeting between the Jazz and the Nets in 2015-16. Utah has won three of its last four road games against Brooklyn.
  • Utah has played five overtime games this season, including in each of its last two contests. The Jazz have never played three consecutive OT contests.
  • Brooklyn has lost its last four games, all by at least 12 points. The last time the Nets dropped 5+ consecutive games by 12 or more points was a six-game streak, March 28-April 9, 1991.
  • Gordon Hayward had a total of just 14 points in his first three career road games against the Nets. But he has had 22+ points in each of his last two such contests.
  • Trey Burke has had five games off the bench with 20 or more points so far in 2015-16. That is tied for the third most by any bench player.
  • Brook Lopez has had a double-double in each of his last two games. It is the fifth separate time this season that he has posted a double-double in at least two consecutive games.
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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) watches the game from the bench during the second half against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena. (Russell Isabella)
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) watches the game from the bench during the second half against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena. (Russell Isabella)

Getting blown out should be a rare occurrence for most teams. Of course, such defeats are necessary to experience because it helps teams learn from their mistakes going forward.

Unfortunately for the now 10-13 Knicks, the month of December has not yet been very kind to them. In rather frustrating fashion, New York has been pummeled early on, facing deficits against the likes of the Bucks, Mavericks, and most recently, the Jazz, that have proven to be too insurmountable to come back from.

On Wednesday, the Knicks fell behind more than thirty points. A dismal first quarter (in which they were outscored 29-11) proved to be their early undoing. The Jazz paraded all over them and New York was unable to slow them down. In turn, their own offense suffered, perhaps because they were discouraged from their lack of effort on the defensive end. All in all, this was a game to forget. Unfortunately for the Knicks, the style of such a defeat has looked to be a recurring nightmare as of late. Here's a look at more observations from the loss:

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Utah Jazz forward Trevor Booker (33) and Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) react during overtime against the Indiana Pacers at Vivint Smart Home Arena. (Russell Isabella)
Utah Jazz forward Trevor Booker (33) and Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) react during overtime against the Indiana Pacers at Vivint Smart Home Arena. (Russell Isabella)

The Knicks are in Utah on Wednesday to take on the Jazz at 9 p.m. ET.

According to STATS...

  • Since 2006-07, the Jazz are 6-2 (.750) at home against the Knicks, but have lost two of the last three of these games. Both teams have scored under 100 points in each of the last three games they have played in Utah.
  • The Knicks have lost three straight road games, scoring 91 or fewer points in all three of these games. New York is also shooting 37% from the field and 25% from three-point range in these last three road games.
  • In Utah's loss to the Kings last night, Derrick Favors had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Favors has had a double-double in four straight games and is averaging 21.0 points and 10.8 rebounds during this span.
  • In the Knicks' loss to the Mavericks on Monday, Kristaps Porzingis had 28 points on 13-of-18 shooting from the field (72.2%). Porzingis has five games this season with 20+ points, second most among rookies (Jahlil Okafor -- 7 games).
  • Since scoring seven points on November 15 against the Hawks, Gordon Hayward has scored at least 17 points in each of his last nine games. In these last nine games, Hayward is averaging 21.8 points and is shooting 46.9% from three-point range (23-for-49).
  • Carmelo Anthony had 17 points, six rebounds, and a season-high eight assists in New York's loss to the Mavericks on Monday. It was the 21st time in Anthony's career he had 8+ assists and it was just the fifth time since the 2011-12 season he has had that many assists.
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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

(AP) -- Amid all the fanfare Kristaps Porzingis is receiving throughout his strong start, Carmelo Anthony is beginning to grow tired of the New York Knicks' losing ways.

The star forward isn't providing much help heading into the team's road swing, something he hopes to change Wednesday night against a Utah Jazz team that is struggling defensively without Rudy Gobert.

All eyes were on Porzingis on Monday when he faced childhood hero Dirk Nowitzki for the first time at Madison Square Garden. The rising fan favorite didn't disappoint with 28 points on 13-of-18 shooting, but the Knicks (10-12) couldn't contain the Mavericks in a 104-97 defeat.

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The Nets rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to defeat the Utah Jazz 105-99. Trailing by as many as 13 at one point, Brooklyn secured the win with a strong second half performance.

Joe Johnson scored 27 points, Andray Blatche had 25 and Deron Williams added 19, as Williams won a game?in Utah for the first time since being traded to the Nets.

After the game, Williams talked about getting a win in his old stomping grounds.

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Tonight, the Brooklyn Nets begin the second half of the NBA season with a road game against the Utah Jazz at the EnergySolutions Arena.

While the All-Star break may have come at a good time for the Nets, especially point guard Deron Williams, the Jazz probably wished they could've kept playing.

Prior to the break, Utah had won three straight games, including a win over the two-time defending champion Miami Heat to start that streak. Utah is just 19-33 overall, but they are 12-14 at home and 9-9 against the Eastern Conference this season.

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On Saturday night, the Nets were defeated by the Utah Jazz by a final score of 116-107.

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.

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Jim Mancari, SNYNets.com

Deron Williams was once universally considered an elite point guard in the NBA.

It?s no wonder the Nets sacrificed a huge trade package to acquire him from the Utah Jazz and then signed him to a five-year, $98.7 million contract this past summer.

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Derrel "Jazz" Johnson, SNYNets.com

NEW YORK ? After seeing the Brooklyn Nets drop their fifth home game in their last six attempts last night to the Utah Jazz, who came into the game with a 4-10 road record, I was curious as to how the game unfolded from the very last play to the beginning of the third quarter, when the Nets held a 13-point lead.

Reggie Evans

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Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Utah Jazz head to Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets.

The Nets are coming off a one-point loss to the Chicago Bulls, while the Jazz have lost two straight.

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