Burke sends Jazz to 83-80 win over Bobcats
- Article by: MATTHEW COLES
- Associated Press
- December 30, 2013 - 10:40 PM
SALT LAKE CITY — Trey Burke beat the shot clock on a driving layup with 19 seconds left and scored 21 points to power the Utah Jazz past the Charlotte Bobcats 83-80 on Monday night.
Matched against another 6-foot-1 sparkplug in Kemba Walker, Burke faked a shot, hesitated and drove the right side of the lane, releasing the ball just before the shot clock buzzer to give the Jazz the lead in the closing moments of an often listless contest.
Alec Burks had 14 points, and Derrick Favors and Marvin Williams added 13 apiece to carry the Jazz to their 10th straight win over the Bobcats.
Gerald Henderson had 19 points, none in the fourth quarter, and Al Jefferson and Walker both scored 18 in the Bobcats' first stop of a four-game Western Conference swing.
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