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Utah Jazz: Got glass? Trey Burke says bank on it

Bank on it, says Jazz guard Trey Burke, who has developed the seemingly forgotten shot since he first started playing basketball.



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Consider the opinions that players expressed in a Sports Illustrated story that was written in 1999:

• Grant Hill: "I don’t like the bank shot. I never really practiced it, so I’m not really comfortable with it."

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“Guys don’t make any shots anymore, let alone bank shots. Guys today just want to dunk and shoot three-pointers.”

— Larry Bird, Sports Illustrated, 1999

Wizards at Jazz

O At EnergySolutions Arena

Tip-off » Saturday, 7 p.m.

TV » Root Sports

Radio » 1280 AM, 1600 AM, 97.5 FM

Records » Jazz, 14-29; Wizards, 21-21

Season series » First game

Last meeting » Jazz, 92-88 (Jan. 23, 2013)

About the Jazz » They have been off since Tuesday’s 112-97 loss to Minnesota. … They have lost two straight games for the first time since Dec. 14-16 (Miami, San Antonio). … In his last four games, G/F Gordon Hayward averaged 27 points on 39-of-65 shooting (.600). … C/F Derrick Favors (abductor) will be a game-time decision.

About the Wizards » This is their third game in four nights. … They are 1-6 in their last seven games in Utah. … G John Wall averages 20.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 8.5 assists. … As a team, they shoot 38 percent from the 3-point line. G Bradley Beal has made 43 percent of his 3-point attempts.

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• Tim Hardaway: "The only angle I consider is straight in."

• Derek Harper: "It’s old school. It’s not glamorous, and today, if it’s not glamorous, it won’t work."

Don’t tell Burke.

"It’s something I’ll continue to do," he said.




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