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Johnson has 27 points, Blatche adds 25 and Nets beat Jazz 105-99 for 1st win in Utah since '08

  • Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic (33), of Bosnia, drives while defended by Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans (40) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart)

    Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic (33), of Bosnia, drives while defended by Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans (40) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brooklyn Nets center Andray Blatche (0) dunks over Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0), of Turkey, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart)

    Brooklyn Nets center Andray Blatche (0) dunks over Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0), of Turkey, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams (8) takes a shot while defended by Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0), of Turkey, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart)

    Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams (8) takes a shot while defended by Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0), of Turkey, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart)  (The Associated Press)

Joe Johnson scored 27 points, Andray Blatche had 25 and Brooklyn beat the Utah Jazz 105-99 Wednesday night for the Nets' first win in Utah since 2008.

Deron Williams added 19 points and seven assists. His 3-pointer with 2:11 remaining gave the Nets their largest lead of the game.

Brooklyn snapped a three-game road losing skid and the surging Nets have now won five of their last seven contests.

Reserve guard Alec Burks led the Jazz with 23 points and Enes Kanter, starting in place of Derrick Favors (hip), had 18 points and 10 rebounds, but the Jazz wasted a 13-point third-quarter lead and a chance to extend their winning streak to a season-best four games.