SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) -- John Stockton scored eight of his 25 points in overtime to lead the Utah Jazz to their seventh straight home win, a gritty 106-103 victory over the New Jersey Nets.
Stockton hit a 3-pointer with 2:31 left in the extra session to give Utah a 96-94 lead, then made 5-of-6 free throws in the final 21 seconds to help seal the victory. His miss from the line with 7.4 seconds left gave Jason Kidd a chance for a tying 3-pointer, but he missed after trying to draw contact from Karl Malone.
"I didn't like a lot of calls tonight," Nets coach Byron Scott said. "I thought Karl bumped him. They got two Hall of Famers, we got a guy who will be in the Hall of Fame. I just thought it was a big-time discrepancy when (Kidd) got fouled. Call some of the calls that Karl got. It's hard enough to beat five of them. I don't think they need any help. They got a lot of help tonight."
With Utah leading 83-80 and 4:20 to go in the fourth quarter, Stockton was called for a foul on Kidd when it appeared the New Jersey guard slipped. Stockton also drew a technical after complaining about the call.
Kidd, who scored 33 points, missed two of the three free throws and the Nets had to wait until Aaron Williams' shot in the lane with 1:24 left to take the lead at 89-88.
Malone tied it when he made 1-of-2 free throws with 1:11 left, but Kidd struck back with 12.3 seconds remaining, giving New Jersey a 91-89 edge.
Stockton missed a layup with time running down on the next possession, but Malone followed it in to forge a 91-91 tie with 0.6 seconds left. Malone scored four of his 24 points in overtime and led the Jazz with 11 rebounds.
Kidd made just 12-of-36 shots and was 1-of-10 from the arc. He had 13 rebounds, six steals and five assists but also committed 10 turnovers.
"What a terrific player he is," Stockton said. "He is a leader and a tough competitor. He does whatever it takes to get it done for his team each night. You can tell by the way his team responds to him what type of player he is."
Stockton made 9-of-17 shots, including both of his 3-pointers. He had four assists and three steals with three turnovers.
"He knows how to play the game," Kidd said. "They have a great system in getting him rest and bringing him in down the stretch. Forty? No, he does not look 40."
Andrei Kirilenko had 13 points, 10 rebounds and six blocked shots off the bench and played a key role over the final 17 minutes for Utah.
Tony Massenburg did not play for the Jazz in overtime but scored seven of his 13 points and picked up three of his five rebounds in the fourth quarter, when he helped foul out New Jersey's Kenyon Martin.
"(Tony) and Andrei came in and gave us a lift off the bench, which was very needed," said Jazz forward Matt Harpring, who had 23 points and eight rebounds. "When they come in and they battle and they're physical, they change the game."
Williams played the physical role for New Jersey after Martin left with four points and 10 rebounds. Williams' follow of Kidd's missed 3-pointer with 21 seconds left in overtime kept the Nets alive at 101-99.
"It felt like June out there," Massenburg said. "It was tough. There were a lot of things that weren't called on both sides. It was a physical game. There was a lot of stuff going on out there, but that's the NBA. It's a man's game."
The game was close throughout, with neither team leading by more than seven points.