SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Sports) - Rodney Hood had never hit a game-winning shot -- at any level. So when he knocked down a big one Friday night, all he could think to do was give a little shoulder-shimmy.
Hood pulled up for a 3-pointer in transition with 0.8 seconds left that gave the Utah Jazz a 103-100 win over Dallas after a furious rally by the Mavericks in the fourth quarter.
"It's crazy," Hood said. "I didn't know what to do, so I just shook a little bit. It felt good, though.
"Everybody dreams of that feeling, time going down, 3-2-1, and you hit a shot and the crowd goes crazy. I did it a lot of times in my front yard, but never in a real game."
Dallas used a 9-0 run late in the fourth to tie the score at 100 before Hood grabbed the rebound of Deron Williams' miss with several seconds left.
"As a point guard, I know when to run a play," Williams said. "We started the play too early. Couldn't really check the time because of how the play developed. I've just got to do a better job of controlling the game. At the end of the game like that, we've got to get the shot with as little time as possible."
Jazz coach Quin Snyder passed on calling a timeout, waving his arms at Hood to push the ball up the floor. Hood did exactly that and drained a 26-footer from the left side to send Utah to its 10th victory in 12 games.
Following a timeout, Dallas had one more chance to tie it. But an inbounds pass deflected off Harrison Barnes' hands, and time expired.
"All there is, is fight in this team," Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. "These guys were determined to hang in."
Rudy Gobert posted his sixth straight double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, tying Karl-Anthony Towns for the longest active streak in the NBA. Hood finished with 15 points.
Barnes led the Mavericks with 21 points, and Williams added 18 points and seven assists against his former team.
The normally stout Utah defense wasn't at its best and allowed Dallas to come back from a 15-point deficit, but the Jazz shot 56.9 percent from the field and held on.
"We were atrocious the first half, defensively," Snyder said. "It was awful. We made so many mental mistakes. ... They can shoot, that's what they do. If you give them open 3s, they're going to make them and then they're going to get even more confident and they're going to hit tough shots."
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