Boos welcomed Deron Williams, Mehmet Okur and three other former Jazzmen to the EnergySolutions Arena as the Jazz sailed to an easy 107-94 victory over the New Jersey Nets Saturday night.
No love was lost towards Williams, who was coming off a 35-point game Friday night in the Nets’ victory over the Phoenix Suns, as Jazz fans booed him every time he had the ball through much of the night. Williams shot only 3-for-15 and scored 16 points Saturday night. He had five assists and five turnovers.
Paul Millsap had 18 points and 12 rebounds in the Jazz victory. Al Jefferson had 20 and CJ Miles added 17 points off the bench as the Jazz improved to 6-1 at home and 7-4 overall.
Kris Humphries, who played with the Jazz from 2004 to 2006, led the Nets with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Okur, who was traded from the Jazz prior to the beginning of the season, added 9 points and 7 rebounds.
The Jazz will play the 8-4 Nuggets in Denver Sunday night, then return back to SLC to host the LA Clippers (6-3) on Tuesday then Dallas (8-5) on Thursday.
The Nets, who were on their third of a four-game road trip, fell to 3-10. They head to Los Angeles to play the Clippers on Monday.