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.
Gordon Hayward waited too long to dish off to Alec Burks on that 2-on-1 fast break. Jazz are off and running tonight.
Alec Burks reminds me of a young Ron Harper in the open floor. Not Bulls/Lakers Harper. Cleveland Cavs Harper
I like how Alec Burks got the ball in the open court and just attacked Kobe Bryant on that fast break.
Burks is back.
ICYMI, the Jazz are starting Dante Exum, Alec Burks, Gordon Hayward, Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors. Trey Burke is getting a rest.
Dante Exum is listed as a starter for Utah tonight, along with Alec Burks (who missed last game vs. LAL), Hayward, Favors and Kanter.
Alec Burks will indeed play tonight, Snyder says. Has missed three straight games with a shoulder injury.
Alec Burks had an ice wrap on his shoulder after shootaround, but the Jazz guard says he's good to go tonight against the Lakers.
Alec Burks (L shoulder contusion) will be game-time decision, Trevor Booker (sprained R ankle) doubtful for tomorrow’s game at the Lakers
Per Jazz JR, Alec Burks will be a game-time decision tomorrow and Trevor Booker is listed as doubtful to play.
Alec Burks (left shoulder contusion) might play Sunday. Trevor Booker (sprained right ankle) is doubtful vs. Lakers.
No Alec Burks again tonight. Rodney Hood, COME ON DOWN
Jazz are now calling Alec Burks' injury a left shoulder contusion.
Last night, Snyder said the Jazz were "erring on the side of caution" with Burks since it's the preseason.
Alec Burks won't play tonight against the Clippers. Bruised left shoulder will have kept him out of three straight.
Alec Burks (shoulder) won't play tonight against the Clippers.
Rodney Hood and Ian Clark are getting early minutes with injured Alec Burks sidelined.
Jazz will "err on the side of caution" w/ Alec Burks (shoulder). Snyder: "It just doesn’t make sense to put him out there if he’s not 100%."
Snyder says Jazz erring on the side of caution w/ Burks: "It just doesn’t make sense right now to put him out there if he’s not 100%.”
No Alec Burks tonight, so Rodney Hood will get his second straight start
Jazz starters vs Lakers: Trey Burke, Rodney Hood, Gordon Hayward, Enes Kanter, Derrick Favors. No Alec Burks (shoulder) tonight. 8 pm, NBATV
Jazz guard Alec Burks is still dealing with that bruised left shoulder, so he won't play tonight either.
Expecting Rodney Hood will start again for the Jazz in place of Alec Burks
Along with Alec Burks, Carrick Felix has been upgraded to a game time decision for tomorrow night's game at the Lakers