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NBA Game Summary - Utah at Charlotte



(Saturday, December 21st)

Final Score: Utah 88, Charlotte 85

Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Trey Burke had 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and the Utah Jazz edged the Charlotte Bobcats 88-85 on Saturday night.

Burke nailed a left wing triple to break an 83-83 tie with 2:38 left before Kemba Walker sunk a tough pull-up jumper from the right elbow. Marvin Williams stole a pair of bad passes on back-to-back Charlotte touches, but Burke missed a reverse layup with 29.9 seconds to play.

Walker's driving layup attempt was too strong at the other end and Al Jefferson missed a pair of offensive rebound putback layups before Burke sunk two free throws with 10.2 ticks on the clock to make it 88-85.

"The basketball gods weren't on my side tonight," Jefferson said of the two misses.

Walker and Gerald Henderson then both missed from deep in the closing seconds to seal the outcome for the Jazz.

Gordon Hayward added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Utah, which moved to 2-2 on its five-game road trip.

"I've been saying all year, even with all the struggles we've had early in the year, they won't quit," Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin said.

Jefferson tallied 19 points and 11 boards, while Walker finished with 20 points, five rebounds and four assists for the Bobcats, who had their three- game winning streak snapped.

Charlotte unveiled the team's new primary Hornets logo at halftime. The Bobcats become the Hornets a day after their final game of the season.

Bismack Biyombo's layup to start the fourth pulled Charlotte within 70-68, but the Jazz responded with an 11-4 run. Burke nailed a 3 and Hayward capped the surge with a pair of free throws for an 81-72 Utah spread midway through the frame.

Jefferson, though, had a three-point play and a putback dunk to finish off a 7-0 flurry to whittle the Charlotte deficit to 81-79 with 5:01 left.

Earlier, the Bobcats led 21-17 after a quarter of play and 46-42 at the break. Utah outscored Charlotte 28-20 in the third and took a 70-66 cushion into the final frame.

Game Notes

Derrick Favors had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Jazz ... Jefferson had seven points and six boards in the fourth ... Utah was 10-of-21 from beyond the arc.

12/22 00:05:53 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NCCU 108
BASC 52
 
Final
CHA 106
PHO 111
Final
NCSU 83
TENN 72
Final
CLE 98
ATL 127
Final
CHA 106
PHO 111
Final
DET 106
DAL 117
Final
BOS 109
ORL 92
Final
MIA 87
UTA 105
Final
TOR 105
BRK 89
2nd OT
SAN 104
MEM 106
 
Half
POR 43
MIL 41
 
2nd
DEN 41
HOU 32
 
2nd
LAC 39
IND 39
 
Final
UNT 78
LANG 65
 
Final
Terriers 64
DELST 72
 
Final
MSST 55
ARKST 69
Final
NCCU 108
BASC 52
 
Final
GMAS 99
CATAWBA 69
 
Final
WOFF 64
CSOU 58
 
Final
HIGH 106
FERR 48
 
Final
JVU 68
GWEBB 65
 
Final
ILL 73
HAMP 55
 
Final
BST 52
JMU 72
 
Final
YOUNG 84
KNST 90
 
Final
UMO 71
LONG 60
 
Final
PITT 65
MAN 56
Final
OSU 97
NCAT 55
Final
FSU 93
UNF 77
 
Final
TOL 83
RMU 57
 
Final
CAMP 70
SIUE 65
 
Final
DUQ 52
RFLSH 67
 
Final
NCSU 83
TENN 72
Final
UCF 75
DET 70
Final
UNCW 73
LIB 70
 
Final
LOYC 83
ABCHRIST 44
 
Final
MURST 94
ALCOR 56
 
Final
HOU 56
ARKPB 61
 
Final
NW 67
CMICH 80
Final
WKENT 75
CHIST 60
 
Final
ODU 58
UGST 54
Final
SMU 67
ILLCH 46
Final
LALAF 115
MLGN 76
 
Final
TULSA 74
MIZST 70
Final
UWGB 66
MORE 50
 
Final
NEOM 92
NCOL 82
 
Final
TTU 101
SCST 39
 
Final
DEN 83
TAMCC 73
 
Final
STEPH 66
TXST 60
 
Final
STLU 75
TXPA 69
 
Final
MEM 83
USCU 73
 
Final
ILLST 64
TENNM 54
 
Final
MSU 66
EMICH 46
 
Final
GRCN 80
INCWORD 82
 
Final
STAN 67
LMU 58
Final
BAY 66
NMST 55
 
1st OT
CIN 64
SDST 60
 
Final
AUB 80
WINT 62
 
2nd
NMU 50
CARK 41
 
2nd
PEPP 36
HOW 27
 
2nd
CPSL 40
NE 45
 
1st
UNLV 26
PORT 29
 
1st
OREG 6
CSNO 8
 
1st
WASH 17
GRAM 3
 
Final
NJD 0
OTT 2
Final
MIN 2
BOS 3
2nd
VAN 0
DAL 1