OREM After a week off, the Utah Flash came out flat in the first half of their game against the Anaheim Arsenal, trailing 43-35 at the break.
Anaheim scored the first basket of the second half, but the Flash scored 24 unanswered points to turn a 10-point deficit into a 14-point lead en route to pounding the Arsenal 111-84.
Utah improved to 5-4, while Anaheim fell to 3-7.
"At halftime, we didn't say anything but just 'Relax and play,' " Flash coach Brad Jones said. "And they did that. They did what we do. I'd like to tell you I had some great speech at halftime, but I didn't."
The Flash continued a trend of starting slow in their home games. After the first period, they trailed 22-17, despite center James Lang's nine first-quarter points.
The Arsenal picked up where they left off, as forward Jamaal Thomas converted a spectacular alleyoop dunk on an inbounds play at the start of the second quarter.
The teams battled back and forth in the second quarter, with Anaheim using a late 7-3 spurt to take an eight-point lead into the locker room.
Utah came out on a torrid pace to start the second half. After an Arsenal bucket, the Flash reeled off 24 straight points to take a 59-45 lead.
The run was highlighted by a spectacular play by guard Morris Almond, who gathered a loose ball, dribbled coast to coast down the sideline dribbling the ball between the sideline and a referee while running around the other side of the official and converted a layup.
The Flash extended their lead to 16 points, with the score at 72-58 going into the fourth quarter.
Almond led the Flash with 23 points on 9-15 shooting, while Lang had 20 points and seven rebounds, shooting 7-8 from the floor and 6-7 from the line.
John Millsap, Lamar Rice and Aleksandar Ugrinoski scored 15, 13 and 10 points, respectively, all career-highs.
The Flash play host to the Los Angeles D-Fenders tonight at 7 p.m.