SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ Armen Gilliam converted a layup off an assist from John Stockton with 2.2 seconds left Monday night to give the Utah Jazz a 96-94 come-from-behind victory over the Atlanta Hawks.
Utah got the ball with 18.2 seconds left and the score tied after an offensive foul call on Bimbo Coles. Stockton dribbled the ball high, came off Karl Malone’s screen on the right side and found a wide-open Gilliam under the basket.
Atlanta lobbed the ball to Dikembe Mutombo on the ensuing play, but Utah had a foul to give and Olden Polynice committed it before Mutombo could shoot. With one second left, Jim Jackson missed a 3-point attempt.
Malone led all scorers with 25 points, including eight in the fourth quarter. Jeff Hornacek added 17, including 13 in the third quarter when the Jazz trimmed Atlanta’s four-point lead to one.
Isaiah Rider led the Hawks with 22 points, including five in the final five minutes to give Atlanta a lead of as much as 94-88 with 2 minutes left. Jackson added 15 points, and Mutombo put in 12 points and grabbed 16 rebounds.
Malone scored four of the Jazz’s next six points before Gilliam’s game-winner.