Utah got 23 points from Deron Williams en route to a 98-88 victory over New Jersey on Wednesday at EnergySolutions Arena.
Utah won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 196.5.
Utah got 19 points from Paul Millsap and another 16 points from Al Jefferson. Deron Williams contributed 8 assists, while Paul Millsap cleaned the glass with 15 rebounds.
New Jersey got 24 points from Anthony Morrow in a losing cause and another 19 points from Devin Harris. Devin Harris contributed 8 assists for the Nets, while Kris Humphries had 15 rebounds.
Utah led at halftime, 53-47.
The rebound battle favored New Jersey as they grabbed 57 boards, while Utah only had 44.
Next game, Utah takes its act home to face San Antonio looking for another win. For New Jersey, they head on the road to face Sacramento.