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Utah Jazz: Burke helps Jazz hold off late Bobcats’ rally
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Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) warms up with player development assistant, Alex Jensen, before the Utah Jazz Charlotte Hornet's game, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.
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Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson (25) knocks the ball out of the hands of Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.
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Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson (25) knocks the ball out of the hands of Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.
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Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) shoots for the Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.
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Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) drives as Charlotte Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker (15) defends, EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.
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Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) and Utah Jazz point guard Alec Burks (10) defend against Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson (25)in NBA action at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
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Utah Jazz small forward Jeremy Evans (40) goes to the hoop as Charlotte Bobcats power forward Josh McRoberts (11) defends, in NBA action at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.
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Utah Jazz small forward Jeremy Evans (40) goes to the hoop as Charlotte Bobcats power forward Josh McRoberts (11) defends, in NBA action at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.
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Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) goes against Bismack Biyombo, of the Charlotte Bobcats EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.
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Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) goes after a rebound along with Bismack Biyombo, of the Charlotte Bobcats EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.
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Utah Jazz small forward Richard Jefferson (24) greets Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) after Burke hit a 3-pointer giving the Jazz the lead, 80-77, with 19 seconds left in the game, in NBA action at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
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Utah Jazz small forward Richard Jefferson (24) greets Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) after Burke hit a 3-pointer giving the Jazz the lead, 80-77, with 19 seconds left in the game, in NBA action at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) blocks a shot by Charlotte Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker (15) late in the game, in NBA action at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) blocks a shot by Charlotte Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker (15) late in the game, in NBA action at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
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Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson (25) checks out the scoreboard, as the Bobcats trail the Jazz, late in the game,in NBA action at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
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Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson (25) grimaces as the Bobcats trail the Jazz, late in the game,in NBA action at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
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Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson (25) grimaces as the Bobcats trail the Jazz, late in the game,in NBA action at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
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Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson (25) checks out the scoreboard, as the Bobcats trail the Jazz, late in the game,in NBA action at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz small forward Richard Jefferson (24) greets Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) after Burke hit a 3-pointer giving the Jazz the lead, 80-77, with 19 seconds left in the game, in NBA action at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) blocks a shot by Charlotte Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker (15) late in the game, in NBA action at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) blocks a shot by Charlotte Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker (15) late in the game, in NBA action at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz small forward Richard Jefferson (24) greets Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) after Burke hit a 3-pointer giving the Jazz the lead, 80-77, with 19 seconds left in the game, in NBA action at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz small forward Richard Jefferson (24) greets Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) after Burke hit a 3-pointer giving the Jazz the lead, 80-77, with 19 seconds left in the game, in NBA action at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
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Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) scores for the Jazz, in NBA action  Utah Jazz vs. The Charlotte Hornets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
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Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) scores overCharlotte Bobcats power forward Josh McRoberts (11), in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. The Charlotte Hornets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
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Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) scores overCharlotte Bobcats power forward Josh McRoberts (11), in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. The Charlotte Hornets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
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Utah Jazz point guard Alec Burks (10) takes the ball to the baseline, in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs.The Charlotte Hornets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
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Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) and Utah Jazz point guard Alec Burks (10) go for the ball along with Charlotte Bobcats center Bismack Biyombo (0) in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. The Charlotte Hornets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) and Utah Jazz point guard Alec Burks (10) go for the ball along with Charlotte Bobcats center Bismack Biyombo (0) in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. The Charlotte Hornets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) and Utah Jazz point guard Alec Burks (10) go for the ball along with Charlotte Bobcats center Bismack Biyombo (0) in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. The Charlotte Hornets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
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Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) makes a steal, in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. The Charlotte Hornets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) goes for the ball along with Charlotte Bobcats center Bismack Biyombo (0) in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. The Charlotte Hornets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) goes for the ball along with Charlotte Bobcats center Bismack Biyombo (0) in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. The Charlotte Hornets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz point guard Alec Burks (10) plays defense as Charlotte Bobcats shooting guard Gerald Henderson (9) works the ball inside, in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. The Charlotte Hornets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) drives inside, in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. The Charlotte Hornets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
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Utah Jazz small forward Richard Jefferson (24) defends, as Charlotte Bobcats shooting guard Gerald Henderson (9) drives with the ball, in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. The Charlotte Hornets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
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Utah Jazz small forward Richard Jefferson (24) defends, as Charlotte Bobcats Gerald Henderson (9) throws a pass, in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. The Charlotte Hornets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
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Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson (25) tries to work the ball inside, as Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) defends, in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. The Charlotte Hornets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
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Utah Jazz point guard Alec Burks (10) tries to get a shot before the buzzer at the end of the third quarter, in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. The Charlotte Hornets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
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Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) shoots overCharlotte Bobcats center Bismack Biyombo (0), in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. The Charlotte Hornets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) drives inside, in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. The Charlotte Hornets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) runs the offense, in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. The Charlotte Hornets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.,
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Utah Jazz small forward Richard Jefferson (24) greets Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) after Burke scored a big basket, giving the Jazz the lead, 80-77, with 19 seconds left in the game, in NBA action at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz small forward Richard Jefferson (24) greets Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) after Burke scored a big basket, giving the Jazz the lead, 80-77, with 19 seconds left in the game, in NBA action at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz small forward Richard Jefferson (24) greets Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) after Burke scored a big basket, giving the Jazz the lead, 80-77, with 19 seconds left in the game, in NBA action at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 30, 2013.

Trey Burke scored 21 points, including a crucial layup with 19.1 seconds remaining, to lead the Utah Jazz to a 83-80 victory over Charlotte on Monday night at EnergySolutions Arena.

The Bobcats trailed, 63-53, starting the fourth quarter. But they took a 77-76 lead on Kemba Walker’s basket with 1:14 left.

Gordon Hayward put the Jazz back in front moments later and, after a defensive stop, Burke drove the lane and just beat the shot clock with a layup to make it 80-77 with 19.1 seconds left.

Charlotte missed twice on its next possession and the Jazz escaped with the victory.

In the first quarter, the Bobcats took an early 10-6 lead before Alec Burks came off the bench and scored six quick points.

It was 21-21 heading into the second quarter, when Hayward returned after playing only four minutes. He scored five points on two possessions as Utah opened a 28-21 lead.

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The Jazz managed only one field goal in the final 3:58, but still stayed in front against cold-shooting Charlotte and led, 42-34.

The Bobcats made only 13 of their 38 field-goal attempts in the first half, including 2-for-6 by Walker.

The Jazz used a 9-0 run early in the third quarter to take a 57-43.

When Walker started warming up, however, the Bobcats were able to stay close enough to threaten down the stretch.

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Storylines Jazz 83, Bobcats 80

Trey Burke scores a game-high 21 points and Derrick Favors comes up with a critical block as the Jazz improve to 10-24.


 
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