The Utah Jazz is making a habit of comeback victories.
Deron Williams hit a running hook shot from seven feet out with 0.8 seconds left to cap a fourth-quarter rally and give the Jazz a 96-95 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night in North Carolina.
Williams finished with 17 points and nine assists for Utah, which overcame a 16-point halftime deficit to win its fifth consecutive game and fourth in a row on the road.
Al Jefferson had 19 points, Paul Millsap 17, C.J. Miles 14 and Andrei Kirilenko 12 for the Jazz, which also had to overcome double-digit deficits in winning its previous four games.
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Utah’s come-from-behind streak began Nov. 9 when it trailed the Los Angeles Clippers by 16 points before rallying for a 109-107 double-overtime victory at home.
Then on this road trip — four games in five days — the Jazz rallied from 22 points down to beat Miami 116-114 in overtime, trailed Orlando by 18 points before winning 104-94, and was down 11 to Atlanta in the fourth quarter before rallying for a 90-86 win.
“The guys believed they could come back and win,” Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said.
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