Jazz Deter Warriors in OT, 127-117

NBA's blondest fan base in ecstasy after second home win of semis
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2007 5:18 AM CDT
Jazz Deter Warriors in OT, 127-117
Utah Jazz's Deron Williams sticks out his tongue after making a 3-point basket against the Golden State Warriors during overtime of an NBA second-round playoff basketball game, Wednesday, May 9, 2007, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 127-117. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – After an historic upset of top-seeded Dallas, Golden State has lost its first two games against Utah, the second in an overtime thriller in which it led with 2.9 seconds left in regulation. Blossoming point guard Deron Williams hit the tying basket and ended with 31 points, electrifying a Utah crowd dressed uniformly in powder-blue t-shirts.

The evening's hero may have been Utah guard Derek Fisher, who missed Game 1 and most of Game 2 attending to an undisclosed condition suffered by his daughter, only to administer key defense and long-range shooting late in the game. Utah star Carlos Boozer added 30 points and 13 boards. (Read more NBA stories.)

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