Suns spoil Williams' first game in New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. — The only thing separating Deron Williams from a perfect debut in New Jersey with the Nets was a fraction of a second and another big shot by Channing Frye.

Frye hit his second game-winning shot in as many nights — a 3-pointer with 6.6 seconds to play in overtime — and the Phoenix Suns spoiled Williams' home debut as a Net by surviving a late tip-in by Kris Humphries for a 104-103 victory Monday night.

"It's what you like to see, guys fighting out there," said Williams, who wowed Nets fans with a season-high 18 assists. "We battled. We didn't give up. We were right there. We had chances to win the ballgame. We just didn't do a good job of closing it out."

The difference between winning and losing was literally a split-second.

Humphries' tip-in of Williams' floater came a fraction of a second after the final buzzer. The videotape review showed the ball on Humpries' right hand with the clock showing zeros.

Still, the Nets faithful had to love Williams' first game in New Jersey. He had 13 points and handed out five assists in rallying New Jersey from a seven-point deficit late in the fourth quarter.

The difference was Frye. He hit a long jumper to give the Suns a win over Indiana on Sunday night, and he shook off a tough shooting night to nail the only shot that counted with the game on the line again.

Bulls 105, Wizards 77

At Washington, Luol Deng and Derrick Rose scored 21 points apiece, Joakim Noah had 19, and Chicago beat Washington Wizards to move within a game of the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference.

Celtics 107, Jazz 102

At Salt Lake City, Ray Allen scored 25 points and Paul Pierce added 21, including a late 3-pointer and pair of free throws, to help Boston hold on.

The loss spoiled the home debut of new Jazz players Devin Harris and Derrick Favors, who were acquired last week in the trade that sent for All-Star Deron Williams to New Jersey.

Nuggets 100, Hawks 90

At Denver, newcomers Raymond Felton and Wilson Chandler combined to score 31 points to help Denver rally and improve to 3-1 since the deal that sent Carmelo Anthony to New York.

Kings 105, Clippers 99

At Sacramento, Calif., Marcus Thornton scored 16 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter to help rally Sacramento.

Blake Griffin had 27 points and 12 rebounds for the Clippers, who lost their fifth straight and eighth in nine games. Randy Foye scored 23 points.

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