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Utah Jazz: Kanter leads youth-heavy win over Charlotte Bobcats
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Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) is introduced before the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013.
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Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) is introduced before the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013.
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Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) is introduced before the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013.
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Utah Jazz point guard Earl Watson (11) before the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013.
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Members of the Utah Jazz team listen during the National Anthem before the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013.
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) shoots over Charlotte Bobcats shooting guard Jeffery Taylor (44) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013.
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Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) shoots past Charlotte Bobcats small forward Jeff Adrien (4) and Charlotte Bobcats shooting guard Jeffery Taylor (44) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013.
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Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) blocks Charlotte Bobcats shooting guard Gerald Henderson (9) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013.
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Utah Jazz small forward Jeremy Evans (40) Charlotte Bobcats center DeSagana Diop (2) and Charlotte Bobcats small forward Jeff Adrien (4) fight for a rebound during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013.
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Charlotte Bobcats small forward Jeff Adrien (4) Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) Charlotte Bobcats power forward Josh McRoberts (11) and Utah Jazz point guard Randy Foye (8) fight for a rebound during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013.
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Utah Jazz small forward DeMarre Carroll (3) shoots past Charlotte Bobcats small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013.
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Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) shoots past Charlotte Bobcats small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013.
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Utah Jazz point guard Alec Burks (10) shoots past Charlotte Bobcats small forward Jeff Adrien (4) and Charlotte Bobcats center DeSagana Diop (2) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013.
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Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin talks to his team during a time out during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013.
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Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) blocks Charlotte Bobcats shooting guard Ben Gordon (8) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013.
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Utah Jazz point guard Alec Burks (10) shoots over Charlotte Bobcats shooting guard Jeffery Taylor (44) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013.
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Utah Jazz small forward Jeremy Evans (40) Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) and Charlotte Bobcats center Brendan Haywood (33) go for a rebound during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013.
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) passes around Charlotte Bobcats center Brendan Haywood (33) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013.
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Utah Jazz small forward Jeremy Evans (40) dunks the ball past Charlotte Bobcats center Brendan Haywood (33) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013.
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Utah Jazz point guard Alec Burks (10) is fouled by Charlotte Bobcats shooting guard Ben Gordon (8) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013.
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Utah Jazz point guard Alec Burks (10) is fouled by Charlotte Bobcats shooting guard Ben Gordon (8) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013.
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Utah Jazz small forward Jeremy Evans (40) dunks the ball during the second half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013. The Jazz won the game
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Utah Jazz small forward Jeremy Evans (40) dunks the ball during the second half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013. The Jazz won the game
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Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) during the second half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013. The Jazz won the game
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Utah Jazz small forward Jeremy Evans (40) guards Charlotte Bobcats point guard Ramon Sessions (7) during the second half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013. The Jazz won the game
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Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin watches during the second half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013. The Jazz won the game
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Utah Jazz small forward DeMarre Carroll (3) drives to the basket during the second half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013. The Jazz won the game
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Charlotte Bobcats small forward Jeff Adrien (4) walks off of the court after the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013. The Jazz won the game
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Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) during the second half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday March 1, 2013. The Jazz won the game
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“We go out and play against whoever’s on the schedule,” Corbin said. “Take nothing away from Charlotte — they’re going through some growing pains, and that’s where they are.”

Despite the opponent, Kanter’s performance doesn’t come with an asterisk. The center has seen his opportunities fluctuate this season. Entering Friday, he averaged 6.4 points and four rebounds in 14 minutes per game.

He’s become known for his flamboyant attire, rigid diet and intense workout regimens. He said Friday he arrives three hours early to Jazz practices to get time in the weight room.

And while no one expects him to steal the starting spot from his mentor, Corbin said the experience was critical to Kanter’s development.

“He’s growing a lot,” he said. “After not playing in college and coming in on the lockout year, he’s making tremendous strides because he works and he studies.”

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Kanter leads with career-high 23 points as Utah reveals a glimpse of youth-heavy future.

At a glance

Highlights

O Enes Kanter sets career highs in points, rebounds and minutes in the Jazz’s win.

» Randy Foye makes his team-record 130th 3-pointer of the season.

» Five players reach double figures for the Jazz, who sweep the two-game season series with Charlotte.

Jazz 98, Bobcats 68

FG FT Reb

Char. Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts

Kd-Gchst 26:33 4-11 0-0 1-4 0 2 8

Mullens 22:39 5-14 0-0 3-7 0 3 12

Biyombo 18:45 0-1 1-2 1-1 0 2 1

Walker 32:46 4-13 0-0 1-2 7 1 8

Hendrsn 27:51 2-9 1-4 1-2 3 4 5

Diop 5:57 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 0

Sessions 17:53 4-8 3-4 0-0 1 1 11

Gordon 16:31 2-8 0-0 0-3 1 2 5

Taylor 19:57 1-5 0-0 0-0 1 2 3

Adrien 24:23 3-7 2-2 0-2 0 2 8

McRbrts 20:43 3-4 0-0 1-2 2 1 7

RWilliams 3:41 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0

Haywood 2:21 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0

Totals 240:00 28-81 7-12 8-24 16 20 68

Percentages: FG .346, FT .583. 3-Point Goals: 5-18, .278 (Mullens 2-5, McRoberts 1-2, Gordon 1-3, Taylor 1-3, Sessions 0-2, Walker 0-3). Team Rebounds: 9. Team Turnovers: 14 (14 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6 (Henderson 2, Adrien, Biyombo, Kidd-Gilchrist, McRoberts). Turnovers: 12 (Sessions 5, Walker 2, Gordon, Henderson, McRoberts, Mullens, Taylor). Steals: 10 (Adrien 2, Kidd-Gilchrist 2, McRoberts 2, Walker 2, Gordon, Sessions). Technical Fouls: None.

FG FT Reb

Utah Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts

MaWlms 16:52 0-4 1-2 2-4 3 1 1

Favors 21:23 3-10 2-3 3-7 1 6 8

Kanter 44:23 10-12 3-4 5-22 1 1 23

Watson 12:17 0-0 0-0 0-1 2 3 0

Foye 26:12 4-10 0-0 1-1 3 1 9

Tinsley 14:21 0-1 0-0 1-2 5 2 0

Hayward 25:11 5-12 2-2 0-4 4 1 14

Burks 29:18 3-9 3-6 3-7 2 2 10

Evans 25:55 6-8 2-2 4-9 1 2 14

Carroll 20:27 7-10 4-4 1-3 0 1 19

Murphy 3:41 0-2 0-0 0-2 1 0 0

Totals 240:00 38-78 17-23 20-62 23 20 98

Percentages: FG .487, FT .739. 3-Point Goals: 5-16, .313 (Hayward 2-4, Burks 1-2, Carroll 1-2, Foye 1-5, Tinsley 0-1, Ma.Williams 0-2). Team Rebounds: 9. Team Turnovers: 23 (19 PTS). Blocked Shots: 8 (Evans 2, Ma.Williams 2, Burks, Carroll, Favors, Kanter). Turnovers: 22 (Kanter 5, Tinsley 4, Carroll 3, Evans 3, Favors 2, Foye 2, Burks, Watson, Ma.Williams). Steals: 8 (Carroll 3, Burks 2, Foye 2, Tinsley). Technical Fouls: None.

Charlotte 9 15 24 20 — 68

Utah 21 26 21 30 — 98

Attendance » 17,691. Time » 2:03.

Officials » Dan Crawford, Matt Boland, Derrick Collins.


 
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