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Posted on 8:44pm Sep 5, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY -- Trey Burke finally had an opportunity to show why the Utah Jazz wanted him so badly. Carlos Gonzalez Rockies Jersey . The Jazz traded two first-round picks to get The Associated Press college player of the year from Michigan on draft night in June but have been waiting anxiously to see him on the court. "Playing in those big moments in high school and college prepared me for this moment. I just wanted to play with confidence at the end," the point guard said after his first appearance at home. Burke made a key 3-pointer to help the Utah Jazz outlast Chicago 89-83 in overtime Monday night -- the Bulls first game since learning Derrick Rose would again be lost for the season. "I watched the young guy when he was in college at Michigan doing some spectacular things. He came to the court tonight and played a huge game in the most minutes hes played as a pro," said Marvin Williams, who led Utah with 17 points. Burke, who is finally enjoying extensive playing time after spending most of the season recovering from finger surgery, had 14 points and six assists. He also had five turnovers and shot 5 for 17 but was on the court in clutch time directing the Jazz to their second win of the season. "I certainly wasnt playing well in the beginning. I missed some shots and missed some guys who were open," Burke admitted. The Jazz expect some mistakes from the youngster but their forgettable start to the season leaves them hoping for a newfound dimension to their team. "The young fella is good and hes only going to get better. Hes in a tough spot right now as most rookies are just starting to get their rhythm but hes just getting going and therell be a learning curve," said Richard Jefferson, who had 15 points. Burke kept attacking even after he came up empty on several occasions. "Coach told me, Youre going to make some mistakes. Just learn from them and play confident out there." Burke said. Carlos Boozer had 26 points and 16 rebounds and Luol Deng added 24 points for the Bulls, who were exhausted in their fourth game in five nights and still processing the loss of Rose for the season. Hayward, who had a career-high 12 assists, helped the Jazz scored the first seven points of overtime. After Burkes 3-pointer in overtime, Hayward threw an alley-oop to Jeremy Evans for a dunk that made it 85-78 with 1:24 left in the extra period. "Im in a slump with my shot so Im trying to be more of a playmaker," Hayward said. Joakim Noah had 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Bulls, who lost their fourth straight and are just 1-7 on the road. "We go to snap out of it. We are human and we are disappointed in the way we are playing and disappointed in everything that is going on," Noah said. With the game tied at 78, Hayward dribbled down the shot clock and launched a step-back, 16-foot jump shot that barely drew iron. Deng, who scored 11 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, missed a contested jumper and Boozers follow attempt rimmed out at the regulation buzzer. Rose was the only Bull who could consistently create his own shot and his teammates struggled to find good looks against Utah, shooting just 39 per cent. "Weve got to find ourseleves," Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau said. In the third quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers Friday, Rose lost his footing without contact while trying to change direction. He limped across the court and couldnt put any weight on his knee. After the Blazers scored, he came out of the game and, on Monday morning, had surgery for a torn meniscus. Throughout last season, the Bulls hoped for Rose to return from off-season left knee surgery. His recovery often took centre stage while his teammates reached 45 wins and the second round of the playoffs despite other major injuries. In the 2012 playoffs, top-seeded Chicago lost a first-round series to Philadelphia after Rose tore his ACL. Utah, which was blown out at Chicago on Nov. 8, broke a six-game losing streak against the Bulls. The Jazz played without second-leading scorer and rebounder Enes Kanter due to a sprained right ankle but they played with intensity at the end. The Chicago offence was anything but fluid yet they trailed only 56-52 before the Jazz went on an 8-0 run. Hayward converted a three-point play for Utahs largest lead of the game at 64-52 with 2:08 left in the third quarter. That margin marked the widest one the Jazz have enjoyed since the first quarter in Boston on Nov. 6, a game they lost 97-87. Jeremy Evans made back-to-back baskets for the Jazz early in the final period to make it 68-58. The Bulls turned up the defensive pressure and the Jazz wilted with two turnovers and eight consecutive misses as they failed to score for a stretch of 6:17. Boozer capped a 13-0 spurt with an elbow jumper and Chicago led for the first time since the first quarter. "We were in position to win tonight. Weve got to close out better," Thibodeau said. But the young Jazz fought back and then outscored the Bulls 11-5 in overtime. NOTES: Noah clapped and shouted at official J.T. Orr to earn a technical midway through the second quarter. He continued yelling and pointing at Orr but fellow official Tony Brothers physically escorted Noah to the Chicago bench. ... Heinrich played an offensive and defensive possession in the third quarter without one shoe when a he lost it during a loose-ball scramble. ... A few minutes later, Heinrich was issued a flagrant foul, penalty 1 when he hit Lucas in the head on a fast-break layup. ... It was the first overtime game for both teams. Colorado Rockies Hoodie . Toronto FC hosts the three-time Italian league champions in a friendly Aug. 7 at BMO Field, a game that Roma CEO Italo Zanzi said falls within a key part of their pre-season. Colorado Rockies Ian Desmond Jersey .C. -- Theyll remember the OT from the first Syracuse-Duke game -- and the Ts that decided Round 2.ATLANTA -- Even facing its biggest deficit since November, No. 1 Florida never panicked. The Gators know their defence will never let them down. Swarming relentlessly in the second half, Florida rallied from 10 points down and defeated Tennessee 56-49 in the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament Saturday. Patric Young scored 16 points and Scottie Wilbekin added 14, but this victory had nothing to do with what happened at the offensive end. It was all about what Tennessee faced when it had the ball after halftime. The Volunteers made only 5-of-20 shots with 11 turnovers, and things really got grim down the stretch as they were stifled time and time again -- making just one of their last 11 attempts from the field, while turning it over five times. Everywhere they turned, it seemed like a Florida player was waiting, ready to take a swipe at the ball. "We didnt really switch anything up," Wilbekin said. "We just tried to go into an extra gear." Florida (31-2) extended its school-record winning streak to 25 in a row after being down 35-28 at halftime. "This group has a resiliency and a competitiveness," coach Billy Donovan said. "We have our faults. Were not perfect. But Ive never walked off the court saying, Wow, these guys didnt get after it, they didnt compete." Tennessee (21-12) had a chance to post its most impressive win of the season. Now, its post-season fate rests in the hands of the NCAA selection committee. The Gators, improving to 20-0 against SEC opponents, advanced to face Kentucky in the championship game Sunday. The second-seeded Wildcats defeated Georgia 70-58, but have lost twice to Florida this season. "Ive seen a lot of teams. Ive watched a lot of teams from afar," Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin said of the Gators. "Theyre one of the best defensive teams in the country." Jordan McRae led Tennessee with 15 points, while Jarnell Stokes had 13 points and seven rebounds. The final minutes were marred by a number of questionable calls, including a technical on Tennessees Jeronne Maymon for disputing that he threw a shoulder. It was the fifth foul on Maymon, knocking him out of the game with more than 4 1-2 minutes remaining after he scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Nolan Arenado Rockies Jersey. Then with just over a minute left, there was a long break while the officials went to the replay to rule on a potential flagrant foul against Wilbekin, even though it wasnt even clear if he touched a Tennessee player while swinging his arms high. "I think my elbow nicked his chin a little bit," Wilbekin said with a slight grin. "He did a good job of selling it." It didnt matter at the end. The Gators defeated Tennessee for the third time this season, each one following the same plot line. The Vols held their own in the first half, only to get dominated by Florida in the second. The cumulative second-half score in the three games was Florida 103, Tennessee 60 -- including a 28-14 edge on Saturday. Despite the loss, the Vols are confident of their NCAA chances based on one of the nations toughest schedules and an RPI in the low 40s. "I feel like the statement was already made before coming into this game," Stokes said. In the first half, at least, Tennessee certainly looked worthy of a spot in the 68-team field. The Vols were the first team to lead Florida by double digits since the first of its two losses, at Wisconsin on Nov. 12. Wilbekin cut the deficit to seven at halftime with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, but Florida still went to the locker room facing its second-biggest deficit of the season at the midway point. Not that the Gators were ruffled by being in that position -- it was the eighth time they had trailed at the break, and theyve now come back to win six in a row. "I told the guys at halftime, Weve been in this situation before," Wilbekin said. "We know what it takes to win in the second half." Tennessee should know. The Vols stayed right with Florida before halftime in both regular-season meetings, only to get blown out 67-41 in Gainesville and fall 67-58 in Knoxville. Wilbekin, Floridas senior leader, didnt have his usual stellar game though he did go 3 of 7 from 3-point range. 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