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Utah Jazz: Burke struggles, but Jazz win summer league debut
Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks (10) goes up for a shot between Miami Heat guard D.J. Kennedy, left, and Eric Griffin (66) during the first half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks (10) sets up for a shot during the first half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game against the Miami Heat in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
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Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke is undergoing surgery on a broken finger on his shooting hand, the team announced Monday.
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) runs up the court as guard Trey Burke follows behind with the ball during the first half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game against the Miami Heat in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke, right, puts up a shot in front of Miami Heat guard D.J. Kennedy during the first half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke (33) drives past Miami Heat guard Myck Kabongo, second from right, as Eric Griffin (66) and Rudy Gobert (27) trail the play during the second half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, right, sets up for a shot in front of Miami Heat center Jarvis Varnado during the second half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) puts up a shot between Miami Heat center Jarvis Varnado, left, and D.J. Kennedy (58) during the second half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Utah Jazz coach Michael Sanders, right, instructs Chris Roberts (58), Rudy Gobert (27), Trey Burke, center, and Jeremy Evans (40) during a timeout in the second half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game against the Miami Heat in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks sits behind the bench with ice on his foot during the second half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game against the Miami Heat in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans (40) collides with Miami Heat center Dewayne Dedmon, while going up for a shot, during the second half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans (40) puts up a shot in front of Miami Heat forward Jackie Carmichael (72) during the second half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Utah Jazz guard Rodney Green (68) puts up a shot in front of Miami Heat center Dewayne Dedmon (71) during the second half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Utah Jazz guard Dionte Christmas (60) passes the ball in front of Miami Heat guard Ian Clark, left, during the second half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) sets up for a foul shot during the second half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game against the Miami Heat in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Utah Jazz forward James Mays (72) sets up for a foul shot during the second half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game against the Miami Heat in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Utah Jazz forward James Mays (72) is fouled by Miami Heat center Jarvis Varnado, while going up for a shot, during the second half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Utah Jazz guard Chris Roberts (58) dunks the ball in front of Miami Heat center Jarvis Varnado, right, during the second half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans (40) and Chris Roberts (58) run off the court during a timeout in the second half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game against the Miami Heat in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Utah Jazz guard Chris Roberts (58) runs off the court during a timeout in the second half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game against the Miami Heat in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobet takes a break on the bench during the second half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game against the Miami Heat in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke pushes the ball up the court the second half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game against the Miami Heat in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Utah Jazz center Rasid Mahalbasic (94) runs up the court during the second half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game against the Miami Heat in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert slaps the ball away from Miami Heat guard Myck Kabongo, right, during the second half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke (33) puts up a shot in front of Miami Heat guard Ian Clark (59) during the second half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Utah Jazz guard Dionte Christmas (60) puts up a shot during the second half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game against the Miami Heat in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, left, collides with Miami Heat guard Myck Kabongo (42) during the first half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke (33) pushes the ball up the court during the second half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game against the Miami Heat in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke, center, gains control of a loose ball in front of Miami Heat guard forward James Ennis, left, during the second half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) attempts a free throw during the second half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game against the Miami Heat in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans gets set for a play during the second half of an NBA Orlando Pro Summer League game against the Miami Heat in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. (Special to the Tribune/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
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“We’ve actually seen that all week long,” Jazz assistant Sidney Lowe said, “his communication with his teammates, getting guys in positions if someone makes a mistake, sort of talking to them, you know, let’s get back, get back on defense.

Christmas, a former star at Temple whose most recent experience was in the Italian League, led the Jazz with 14 points off the bench. Former Bradley University guard Chris Roberts added 11.

Jazz guard Alec Burks shot 4-for-6 and scored 10 points in 10 minutes before leaving the game with a mildly sprained left ankle. He is listed as day-to-day. Jazz forward Jeremy Evans scored 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.

As a sophomore at Michigan, Burke shot 46.3 percent from the field, but poor shooting games weren’t uncommon for the 20-year-old. He was 1-for-8 in the Final Four against Syracuse, and 2-for-12 in an opening-round game against South Dakota State.

“It’s not all about scoring in my position,” Burke said. “I have to be a leader out there, I have to be able to get guys going as well and just find ways to lead the team to victory. So I felt like I did a solid job of that today.”

boram@sltrib.comTwitter: @tribjazz

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Jazz vs. Rockets

Orlando Pro Summer League, Tuesday, 1 p.m.

TV » NBA TV

Jazz 69, Heat 59

The Utah Jazz defeat Miami in their 2013 debut at the Orlando Pro Summer League.

» Rookie Trey Burke scores 8 points on 1-for-12 shooting, and adds 7 rebounds and 5 assists.

» Rudy Gobert scores 6 points and blocks 3 shots.

» Alec Burks scores 10 points before leaving game with and ankle sprain.

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