For Deron, Revenge Is Sweet

Jazz set three-point record against stingless Hornets
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Feb 4, 2008 11:13 PM CST
New Orleans Hornets guard Jannero Pargo (2) sends Utah Jazz guard Deron Williams (8) to the floor during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Hornets point guard Chris Paul may be going to the All-Star game, but his Jazz counterpart Deron Williams—selected one pick before Paul in the 2005 draft—was by far the dominant player in a 110-88 beating last night. In their ninth straight win, Utah also set a record for three-pointers, hitting 14 of 22.

Williams put Paul in foul trouble and ended with 29 points and 11 assists; the Hornets signal-caller had just six and six, plus five turnovers. Utah's recent acquisition Kyle Korver also put on a show, knocking down six baskets from long-range—an especially welcome contribution for a team that had been averaging less than four treys a game.