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.
Eric Bledsoe just beat Enes Kanter on a jump ball, and it leads to a Phoenix bucket. Suns 94, Jazz 91 with about 3 minutes left to play.
Bledsoe just outleaped Kanter on a jump ball ... easily. Markieff 3 makes it a 94-91 Suns lead with 3:20 to go.
Enes Kanter is 4-14 in this game. Simply can't finish over the length of Alex Len and Miles Plumlee
That was Gobert's fourth foul, so Kanter's back in the game for him
UTA 51, PHX 47 at half. Dragic: 11p, 2a; Markieff: 7p, 2r; Green: 7p, 3r; Hayward: 13p, 5-6 FG; Kanter: 8p, 3r. Fastbreak pts: PHX 6, UTA 0.
UTA 33, PHX 28 after 1Q. Green: 7 pts, 3 reb; Dragic: 7 pts, 2 ast; Kanter: 8 pts; Hayward: 8 pts; PHX: 58 FG%, 5 tov; UTA: 52 FG%, 1 tov.
Hayward and Kanter lead the Jazz with eight points each
Suns playing with no energy early, so far...and Enes Kanter is giving Miles Plumlee that work
Trey Burke, Alec Burks, Trevor Booker, Gordon Hayward and Enes Kanter the starting lineup for the Utah Jazz tonight
Trevor booker will start at power forward and enes kanter will start at center tonight
Rodney Hood will lead off the series on Thursday followed by Trevor Booker on Friday. Steve Novak, Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors next week
Enes Kanter scored a game-high 27 points and added seven rebounds in 29 minutes. Easily his best preseason performance
What a night for Enes Kanter (27 points, 7 rebs) and Trey Burke (23 pts, 5 assists, 0 TOs, +33).
Here comes J Evans. Enes won't get 30
Enes Kanter may get 30....has 27
Trey Burke, Alec Burks, Gordon Hayward, Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors have all scored in double digits when starting together in preseason.
Line on Enes Kanter so far: 21 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists....
Enes with an assist...he now has three.....
Enes scores again...he's up to 21 points
Enes hits the three, Dahntay Jones leaps from the bench and yells "hell yeah Enes"
Enes hits another three...this time from the top of the key....ummmm
Enes Kanter finishes the first half with 16 points and 3 rebounds, as the Jazz lead the Thunder 58-50
Enes is baking Serge Ibaka right now.....I can't believe I just typed that
Great pass from Exum to Kanter on the break there....Jazz up 29-23, Kanter has game-high 10 points so far
And then Kanter plays good D on Ibaka trying to isolate him. This is getting nuts!!!
Enes Kanter hit his first 3-pointer of the season and then missed 11 straight before finally drilling one beyond the arc tonight in OKC.
Kanter is active in these first five min. Looking to be aggressive, being decisive...He needs to do much more of that
Enes Kanter just drilled a corner three, then did one of the stranger celebrations I've seen. Looked like he was unpeeling his face.
And now Kanter hits a three....He's got 8 of Utah's 13 points so far...
Enes Kanter playing well offensively in the first five minutes. Lay-up, jumper and got fouled on hard take to the basket
Enes Kanter makes his first shot. Good sign for him
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
Kanter air dunk
Let's see if Exum can close out. Nice pass to Kanter there for a lay up
Harpring is right. That turnover on Enes. Has to keep Boozer off his back
Booze is working Kanter in the third quarter
Enes Kanter just can't let Boozer walk around him like that
LAL's run became 20-2 on a Kobe baseline fadeaway before Kanter finally stopped the run, but Price's and-1 answer cut the lead to 4.
Exum-Burks-Hood-Kanter-Gobert starts the 2nd half for Utah. Same group for LAL. Deficit is 12 after a 5-1 Lakers start.
Good D Kanter