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Burks scores 6 of his 27 in OT to lift Jazz past Lakers

HONOLULU (AP) Alec Burks scored six of his 27 points in overtime to help the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Lakers 117-114 in an NBA preseason game Tuesday night. Burks shot 9 of 14 from the field to lead five players in double figures. Rodney Hood had 21 points, Trey Burke added 15, Trey Lyles 13 and Jeff Withey 11 for the Jazz (2-0). Withey had a dunk off a pass from Elijah Millsap...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Alec Burks on competing with Rodney Hood: 'We all want to be the starter'

Before the Utah Jazz can think about taking the next step and competing for a playoff berth in the Western Conference, the team needs to settle on a rotation. And that uncertainty comes from the backcourt, where both positions will be up for grabs.At shooting guard, Alec Burks is competing with Rodney Hood, who's turned heads this summer with his performances at summer league and...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Return of Alec Burks spells good news for the Jazz

Injuries are awful, on a personal and team level. And when a player loses an entire season, there's not much silver lining to be found in such a dark cloud. But if any team is well-prepared to bounce back from a big loss, it's the Utah Jazz. With young talent in surplus and prospects ready to take the next step forward, it doesn't have to be the end of the world in Utah.That's doubly...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Alec Burks could be the breakout hit for the Utah Jazz this season

Can the combo guard help lead Utah back to the playoffs? From 1983 to 2003, the Utah Jazz made 20 consecutive playoff appearances. Led by Deron Williams in his prime, the Jazz qualified for four straight postseasons from 2006 to 2010. Historically, it is safe to say the Jazz have been one of the staples of the Western Conference postseason picture, but a series of moves, involving...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Alec Burks wants to get to the playoffs “for the city of Utah”

It’s the Summer League, so you can excuse everyone involved in the NBA to have their minds elsewhere.  Maybe that’s why we can excuse Alec Burks of the Utah Jazz for this soundbyte when he stepped into the broadcast booth last night… @awfulannouncing oh yeah. — Section 328 (@Section328) July 7, 2015 The best part about this clip is Burks’...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah's Alec Burks to miss rest of season

Utah Jazz shooting guard Alec Burks is going to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing shoulder injury on Wednesday. Burks had missed the previous two games with a shoulder ailment and after getting it checked out by the medical staff, they decided to shut him down for the season and opt for surgery. The possibility of injuring it again was too high and not worth the risk...
Via Crossover Chronicles
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Burks lifts Jazz to 105-100 win over 76ers

There are times when Alec Burks is driving to the hoop and he has no idea what he's going to do. ''I surprise myself on some of these shots I make,'' Utah's reserve guard said. The Jazz breathed a collective sigh of relief when Burks put together a string of circus shots after the rest of the team had gone cold. Burks scored 10 of his 26 points in the final two minutes to lift...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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