Alec Burks came off the Utah Jazz bench to lead the Jazz with 21 points and help them cruise to a 110-98 victory over the Boston Celtics at Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah Monday night.
Derrick Favors scored 20 points, Marvin Williams had 17 points, seven rebounds, two steals and two assists and Enes Kanter and rookie Trey Burke scored 12 points apiece as the Jazz took a double digit lead in the second quarter and never looked back.
Defensively, the Celtics had no answer for the Jazz. They shot 55.0% from the field (44-of-80) while the Celtics shot just 44.0% (37-of-84).
The Celtics were led by Jeff Green and Kelly Olynyk, who each scored 21 points in the loss. Olynyk, a rookie out of Gonzaga, was certainly the bright spot. He shot eight-of-13 from the field, grabbed eight rebounds, dished out four assists and recorded a steal in just 28 minutes of action.
Rajon Rondo had a nice night, going for 18 points and 10 assists and Jerryd Bayless added 13 points for the Celtics, who have now lost four straight games after putting together a four-game winning streak.
The win improves the Jazz to 20-36 and the Celtics fall to 19-39.