EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., March 16 (UPI) -- Richard Jefferson scored 27 points Saturday to help the New Jersey Nets edge the Utah Jazz 117-115.
His output included a go-ahead basket with 1.5 seconds remaining.
In all, he made 11 of 15 field goal attempts and scored six of New Jersey's final eight points.
The Nets carried an 86-81 lead into the fourth period but Utah went ahead 115-111 before Jefferson's game-ending heroics.
Vince Carter scored 25 points with eight rebounds.
Utah was led by Carlos Boozer's career-high 41 points and nine rebounds.