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Burke’s late 3-pointer gives Jazz dramatic win over Orlando
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Utah Jazz center Derrick Favors (15) grabs a rebound from Orlando Magic forward Maurice Harkless (21), in NBA action, The Utah  Jazz vs. the Orlando Magic, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) tries to get a shot off, as he is guarded by Orlando Magic forward Kyle O'Quinn (2) and Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9), in NBA action, The Utah  Jazz vs. the Orlando Magic, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Orlando Magic guard Ronnie Price (10) is called for a foul, as he tries to stop Utah Jazz forward Marvin Williams (2) from scoring, in NBA action, The Utah  Jazz vs. the Orlando Magic, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Orlando Magic guard Ronnie Price (10) is called for a foul, as he tries to stop Utah Jazz forward Marvin Williams (2) from scoring, in NBA action, The Utah  Jazz vs. the Orlando Magic, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Orlando Magic guard Ronnie Price (10) is called for a foul, as he tries to stop Utah Jazz forward Marvin Williams (2) from scoring, in NBA action, The Utah  Jazz vs. the Orlando Magic, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz forward Richard Jefferson (24), and Diante Garrett (8) meet Trey Burke (3) at mid court to celebrate Burke's game winning 3-point shot with 1-6 seconds left in the game, going the Jass an 89-88 win over the Magic, in NBA action, The Utah  Jazz vs. the Orlando Magic, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz forward Richard Jefferson (24), and Diante Garrett (8) meet Trey Burke (3) at mid court to celebrate Burke's game winning 3-point shot with 1-6 seconds left in the game, going the Jass an 89-88 win over the Magic, in NBA action, The Utah  Jazz vs. the Orlando Magic, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz center Derrick Favors (15) and Utah Jazz guard Gordon Hayward (20) celebrate wtihTrey Burke (3)  after he hit the game winning 3-point shot with 1.6 seconds left in the game, going the Jass an 89-88 win over the Magic, in NBA action, The Utah  Jazz vs. the Orlando Magic, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz guard Gordon Hayward (20), dribbles around Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) as he tosses the ball to Trey Burke (3) for an assists on his game winning 3-point shot with 1.6 seconds left in the game, going the Jazz an 89-88 win over the Magic, in NBA action, The Utah  Jazz vs. the Orlando Magic, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Former Utah Jazz coach, Frank Layden (right) is introduced to the crowd along with fellow coaches and former players from the 1983-84 team, for '80's night, between quarters of the The Utah Jazz, Orlando Magic game, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Former Utah Jazz coach, Frank Layden is introduced to the crowd along with fellow coaches and former players from the 1983-84 team, for '80's night, between quarters of the The Utah Jazz, Orlando Magic game, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz center Derrick Favors (15) and Utah Jazz guard Gordon Hayward (20) celebrate wtihTrey Burke (3)  after he hit the game winning 3-point shot with 1.6 seconds left in the game, going the Jass an 89-88 win over the Magic, in NBA action, The Utah  Jazz vs. the Orlando Magic, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

 Rick Kelley, former Utah Jazz player from the1983-84 team, waves to the crowd, during a break in the action, during the Utah Jazz, Orlando Magic game, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
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Dave Checkett's and Rick Kelley, from the1983-84 team, wave to the crowd, during a break in the action, during the Utah Jazz, Orlando Magic game, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Darrell Griffith former Utah Jazz player from the1983-84 team, waves to the crowd, during a break in the action, during the Utah Jazz, Orlando Magic game, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Mark Eaton, former Utah Jazz player from the1983-84 team, waves to the crowd, during a break in the action, during the Utah Jazz, Orlando Magic game, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Thurl Bailey former Utah Jazz player from the1983-84 team, waves to the crowd, during a break in the action, during the Utah Jazz, Orlando Magic game, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Mark Eaton former Utah Jazz player from the1983-84 team, waves to the crowd, during a break in the action, during the Utah Jazz, Orlando Magic game, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) tries to get a shot off, as he is guarded by Orlando Magic center Dewayne Dedmon (3) in NBA action, The Utah  Jazz vs. the Orlando Magic, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz guard Diante Garrett (8) flies up the middle as he looks for a team mate to pass to, in NBA action, The Utah  Jazz vs. the Orlando Magic, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz guard Gordon Hayward (20) goes between Orlando Magic forward Maurice Harkless (21) and Orlando Magic forward Kyle O'Quinn (2) before passing the ball off underneath the hoop, in NBA action, The Utah  Jazz vs. the Orlando Magic, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz forward Marvin Williams (2) tries to block a pass by Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo (4) in NBA action, The Utah  Jazz vs. the Orlando Magic, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz guard Diante Garrett (8) dishes the ball off to a team mate to pass to, in NBA action, The Utah  Jazz vs. the Orlando Magic, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke (3) tries to get past Orlando Magic forward Kyle O'Quinn (2) in NBA action, The Utah  Jazz vs. the Orlando Magic, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) inputs pressure on Utah Jazz guard Gordon Hayward (20), in NBA action, The Utah  Jazz vs. the Orlando Magic, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) takes a shot as Orlando Magic center Dewayne Dedmon (3) defends, in NBA action, The Utah  Jazz vs. the Orlando Magic, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris (12) takes a shot as Utah Jazz forward Marvin Williams (2) defends, in NBA action, The Utah  Jazz vs. the Orlando Magic, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) defends, as Orlando Magic forward Maurice Harkless (21) takes the ball to the hoop, in NBA action, The Utah  Jazz vs. the Orlando Magic, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0)grabs a rebound as Orlando Magic forward Kyle O'Quinn (2) gets his finger caught in the net, in NBA action, The Utah Jazz vs. the Orlando Magic, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Phil Johnson former Utah Jazz assistant coach waves to the crowd, during a break in the action, during the Utah Jazz, Orlando Magic game, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Jerry Eaves former Utah Jazz player from the1983-84 team, waves to the crowd, during a break in the action, during the Utah Jazz, Orlando Magic game, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz guard Diante Garrett (8) flies up the middle as he looks for a team mate to pass to, in NBA action, The Utah  Jazz vs. the Orlando Magic, at EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Trey Burke used to rehearse for his moment every day when he was younger.

Utah’s rookie point guard would shoot by himself for hours at the gym, imagining an expiring clock, a narrow deficit, an entire game on his shoulders. He would shoot over brooms and ladders, impersonating long-armed defenders contesting his jumper.

He got his chance in real life on Saturday night. Before 19,228 at EnergySolutions Arena, Burke hit the game-winner, a dagger from the corner over Orlando’s Victor Oladipo. The shot gave the Jazz an 89-88 victory over the Magic and broke a six-game losing streak.

"I knew that I had to get a lot of arc on it," Burke said. "Victor was flying at me and I knew if I shot it the way I regularly did, it was going to either miss or get blocked. I knew we didn’t have a lot of time, so I had to be ready to shoot the ball right away."

Thing is, Burke hardly had a great outing. He shot 5-for-15 from the field. He missed easy shots in the lane. He had a couple of ghastly turnovers late in the game — miscues that aided a huge Orlando rally in the fourth quarter.

But for as bad as he played in spots, Burke came up huge when it counted. Even before his game-winner, his 3-pointer with 2:55 remaining gave the Jazz a 79-77 lead, just as Oladipo had given Orlando an advantage with two free throws.

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In what’s been a difficult season, Utah’s looked for bright spots wherever they can be had. And on Saturday, the Jazz could’ve easily surrendered their seventh consecutive loss in ugly fashion. Instead, Gordon Hayward drove the lane and made a fantastic pass, and Burke proved capable of hitting a big shot.

"The ball went in the hole," Utah coach Ty Corbin said. "After putting ourselves in a bad position, I thought the guys did a good job to close the game out. They understood the pace, Gordon made a great pass to the corner and Trey made the shot. It’s great to see the young guys show a lot of character. We could’ve fell apart there when we fell behind, but they played it out."

In a maturity-filled final two minutes, Corbin said his guys had four possessions that needed to go right, and they executed each time. Down 83-81, Richard Jefferson went to the basket, got fouled and made a free throw. Down 85-82, Hayward created contact, drew another foul and hit two more freebies. Down 87-84, Hayward dished to Derrick Favors for a lay-in. And then came Burke’s big play.

Each possession was critical. A misstep anywhere in that sequence, and the game is probably over.

"The poise that they showed down the stretch was really good for this young group," Corbin said. "We didn’t create the pace that we wanted to, but I liked the way we finished the game."

The good finish now overshadows how badly Utah played in the second and third quarters. In fact, the Jazz were headed for an ugly defeat, because they were ahead for the entire game, save for the last three minutes.

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At a glance

Storylines Jazz 89, Magic 88

R Trey Burke makes the game-winner, a 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds remaining.

» Utah moves to 23-47 on the season.

» Derrick Favors has 11 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks.

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