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After helping his teammates handle most of the scoring with 12 assists, Deron Williams decided to keep it for himself at the end.
Williams drove the length of the floor for a layup with 1.3 seconds remaining Wednesday night to give the Utah Jazz a 103-101 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, overcoming LeBron James’ triple-double and tying 3-pointer just seconds before.
James, who had a triple-double before the end of the third quarter, tied it with a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 6 seconds left to play. But before the Cavs could revel in the comeback, Williams was off and running toward the other end and the game-winner.
“We just get it and go. We find that works for us,” said Williams, who finished with 15 points. “I think they felt we were going to call a timeout. They’re looking back to see what we’re doing and while they’re doing that we’re racing up the court.”
Williams got around Zydrunas Ilgauskas, scooped the ball under the rim and laid it in for the Jazz, who left the door open for James to make it a thrilling finish.
Source:Â USA Today