Rookie point guard Trey Burke had his finest game as a professional. Last year’s Player of the Year in college basketball dropped 30 points on 12-of-20 shooting, dished out eight assists and grabbed seven rebounds at the Utah Jazz defeated the Orlando Magic 86-82 Wednesday night.
Gordon Hayward had 15 points, seven assists and six rebounds while Derrick Favors scored 14 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and blocked five shots.
Jameer Nelson led the Magic with 17 points, five rebounds and four assists. Nikola Vucevic had 14 points and and 14 rebounds and Tobias Harris had 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Although the Jazz controlled a large part of the game, the Magic took a 72-69 on an E’Twaun Moore three and pushed the lead to seven with 7:56 to play. The Jazz then went on a 9-0 run to quickly regain the lead at 78-76. The Magic had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds, but Nelson missed a layup with just three seconds to play.
“Good look,” Magic coach Jacque Vaughn told reporters when he was asked about the final play.
The play was well defended by Favors, who was a terror all night. As a team, the Jazz blocked 10 shots.
The Magic fall to 8-18 while the Jazz improve to 7-21.