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As promised, Corbin rested his prime-time players, which resulted in some eye-opening performances by rookie Alec Burks (18 points), Jeremy Evans (13 points, 10 rebounds) and Enes Kanter (12 points, 10 rebounds).
"We knew it was going to be a little bit of a relaxed atmosphere," Corbin said. "We wanted to make sure we played to get better. Not to embarrass anybody. Not to clown around. And I thought for the most part we did that."
HighlightsAlec Burks scores 18 points in a win over Portland in Utah’s regular-season finale.
» Utah wipes out an 88-84 deficit in the final six minutes to secure its fifth straight victory.
Sunday » Jazz at Spurs, 11 a.m., ESPN
Wednesday » Jazz at Spurs, 5 p.m., TNT
Saturday, May 5 » Spurs at Jazz, 8 p.m., TNT
Monday, May 7 » Spurs at Jazz, TBA
* Wednesday, May 9 » Jazz at Spurs, TBA
* Friday, May 11 » Spurs at Jazz, TBA
* Sunday, May 13 » Jazz at Spurs, TBA
The Jazz used a 10-0 run late in the fourth quarter to build a 94-88 lead.
They survived a late rally by the Blazers, whose chance to win ended when Wesley Matthews missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
"It’s back to work tomorrow," Corbin said. "We got film to start watching on those guys … and be ready to go on Sunday."
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