NBA Game Summary - Orlando at Utah|
(Saturday, March 22nd)
Final Score: Utah 89, Orlando 88
Salt Lake City, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Trey Burke buried a corner 3-pointer
with 1.9 seconds left to lift the Utah Jazz to an 89-88 win over the Orlando
Magic on Saturday.
Derrick Favors made a layup to cut the Utah deficit to 87-86 with 12.5 seconds
left in the fourth quarter. Gordon Hayward then fouled Arron Afflalo, who
split a pair at the line to make it a two-point game with 12.5 ticks to go.
Afflalo missed the second attempt and Hayward raced up the floor, drove the
lane and skipped it out to Burke, who knocked down the trey for the lead.
Orlando called a timeout to advance the ball to halfcourt, but the inbounds
pass was tipped out of bounds with 0.4 seconds left. Afflalo's 3-point heave
as time expired hit iron and Utah held on.
"We were down two and Coach (Tyrone Corbin) wanted us to get a quick two,"
said Burke on the final play. "(Hayward) drove on the baseline and found me in
the corner. (Victor) Oladipo closed in hard, and I just tried to get the ball
in there as much as possible and it dropped."
Richard Jefferson paced Utah with 21 points, while Burke scored eight of his
17 in the fourth and Hayward contributed 14 to snap Utah's six-game losing
Favors deposited an 11-point, 12-rebound double-double and Enes Kanter added
11 points with 11 boards.
Oladipo netted 19 points, Afflalo had 18 and Nikola Vucevic scored 16
points with 13 rebounds in the setback, Orlando's eighth straight.
"We played hard the whole game," said Vucevic. "We started the game off a
little slow, but we got back into it. We played well throughout the rest of
The Magic lost for the seventh straight time against Utah and fell to 4-23
against Western Conference teams this season, including 0-14 on the road.
Utah led 27-16 after one quarter and brought a 49-43 lead into the halftime
Burke capped a 10-2 run to open the third quarter with a 3 to help the Jazz to
their largest lead of the game, 59-45.
Utah, however, shot just 6-of-20, from the field in the quarter and led 66-61
entering the fourth.
Afflalo capped a 13-3 run with a triple at 4:07 of the final period to tie the
game at 74-apiece.
Hayward knocked down a jumper with just over two minutes left to push Utah in
front by two, but Maurice Harkless and Oladipo scored back-to-back buckets to
give the Magic their first lead of the game before Burke's heroics down the
Orlando shot 31-of-79 from the field, while Utah made 29-for-75 attempts from
the floor ... The Magic owned a45-39 advantage on the glass ... Diante Garrett
added 11 points off the bench in the win ... Harkless scored 15 for Orlando.
03/23 01:31:31 ET