Beard for Burks? On Harden: "He likes to do everything I like to do—touch the paint, draw contact. He’s tough. That’s why he is who he is."
That'll do it. Jazz drop the season opener 104-93. Alec Burks leads Utah with 18 points. Booker off the bench with 14p/5r.
Not sure what was said, but Alec Burks glanced back at the Houston bench after hitting a 3-pointer in front of the Rockets.
Alec Burks leads the Jazz in the first half with 10 points.
Halftime: Rockets 58, Jazz 50. Burks 10p/2r, Favors 8p/2, Hayward 6p/3r/2a. Howard 15p, Harden 10p, Papanikolaou 12p on 4/4 triples.
Favors with 8, Kanter with 6, Hayward and Burks with 4 each for the Jazz in the first period...
James Harden just got beat BADLY (shocker) by a driving Alec Burks.
Tonight's season-opening starting lineups: Jazz: Burke, Burks, Hayward, Kanter, Favors Rockets: Beverley, Harden, Ariza, Jones, Howard.
Burke, Burks, Hayward, Kanter and Favors are the starters tonight
Jazz will start Burke, Burks, Hayward, Favors and Kanter. Newcomer Joe Ingles is active. Inactives: Jordan Hamilton and Toure' Murry.
Worst EFG% of top 100 (atts) pull up shooters last year - Green (33%) Burks (36.2%) JR Smith (36.4) DeRozan (36.8) Wall (36.9) Stuckey (37)
Sounds like Klay Thompson and Alex Burks are the dominoes that need to drop to set value for rest of the extension class
Utah Jazz roster: Booker, Burke, Burks, Clark, Evans, Exum, Favors, Gobert, Hayward, Hood, Kanter, Murry, Novak. Inactive: Hamilton, Ingles.
Burke, Burks, Hood make 15 treys in a row at Jazz practice.
The Jazz have one week to work out extensions for fourth-year players Enes Kanter and Alec Burks. They'll become RFA if that doesn't happen.
Final: Suns 105, Jazz 100. Utah finishes the preseason 5-3. Hayward had 24p/5r/3a. Burks w/ 20 points. Thomas leads Suns w/ 19 points.
The birthday boy Jeremy Evans finishes an alley opp from Alec Burks. Jazz up 83-81 early in the fourth quarter.
Jeremy Evans catches the oop from Burks
Alec Burks, basically in constant attack mode. Guy never saw a driving lane he didn't like
Alec Burks once again getting himself to the free-throw line
Trey Burke, Alec Burks, Trevor Booker, Gordon Hayward and Enes Kanter the starting lineup for the Utah Jazz tonight
Alec Burks with 13 free-throw attempts tonight
Trey Burke, Alec Burks, Gordon Hayward, Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors have all scored in double digits when starting together in preseason.
Burke, Burks, Hayward, Favors and Kanter to start for the Jazz
That lineup: Exum, Hood, Burks, Gobert, Kanter. Burks was the old man in that equation at 24
Alec Burks was 4th in the NBA last year on pts per drive behind only Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Rudy Gay
Final: Lakers 98, Jazz 91. Snyder sits Burke for the game; Favors & Hayward for the second half. Kobe scores 26. Burks has 21p/6r/2a.
Kobe Bryant checks in as Alec Burks replaces Dahntay Jones. Conspiracize away...
Exum-Burks-Hood-Kanter-Gobert starts the 2nd half for Utah. Same group for LAL. Deficit is 12 after a 5-1 Lakers start.
Halftime: Jazz 54, Lakers 38. Burks has 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting. Kobe's up to 15 on 5-of-15.
Kobe's 2nd 3-pointer got him up to 12 points, but LAL's defense continues to struggle, with Alec Burks reaching 13 points to put Utah up 20.
Oh my goodness. Alec Burks goes behind the back to lose Kobe Bryant and then splits a couple of Laker bigs for a layup while getting fouled.
Did anyone just see what Burks just did to Kobe Bryant?
Kobe hit his 2nd three-pointer of the night - but Burks just took it hard to the basket + foul - Jazz up 49-30 w/ FT coming
Alec Burks looks like he's primed for a big season for the Jazz
Burks and Hayward look dynamic together on the wings
End of 1: Jazz 32, Lakers 20. Hayward has 8p/3a/2r to lead Utah. Burks w/ 6p/3r. Kobe has six points on 2-of-7 shooting.
Burks blows by Boozer and finishes the reverse layup. He has six points in his return. Jazz up 16-11.