OREM The Utah Flash must like playing extra minutes as they went to overtime for the third straight time in beating the Bakersfield Jam 117-109 Saturday night.
Utah sent the reeling Jam to their seventh straight loss, while the Flash (7-5) picked up their second straight win for the second time this season.
Morris Almond backed up Friday night's 51-point game with a game-high 36 points. But it was James Lang who provided the spark for Utah as he scored 28 points after being limited in the previous game with foul trouble.
"I bounced back from (Friday) when I was disappointed I got into foul trouble, had four points and two rebounds," Lang said. "I talked to some of my teammates and they said I was blaming myself."
Scooter McFadgon tied the game at 105 with a short jumper with 3.5 seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime.
Lang provided what happened to be the some of the most important two points for the Flash late in the fourth quarter when his dunk counted after it was initially called a shot-clock violation. After conferring for a few minutes, the game officials called the basket good.
"The horn never went off," said Flash coach Brad Jones. "So that was my argument because when James (Lang) got the ball, there was one second on the clock. I know that because I was looking at it. I thought he got it. It might have been close, which it was."
Heading into the last minute, the Flash looked to cruise after a 9-2 run gave them five-point lead before the Jam managed to come back.
It was a neck-and-neck game throughout as the lead changed hands 19 times.
There were times when Bakersfield had control as it held a 13-point lead in the third quarter before Utah went on a 10-0 run to knot the game by the end of the quarter.
A halftime score of 54-54 proved that the game would not be easy for either team.