Jazz edge Bobcats

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Salt Lake City, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Trey Burke totaled 21 points and five assists as the Utah Jazz came away with an 83-80 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday.

Utah never trailed in the second half until Ramon Sessions and Kemba Walker made consecutive layups for a 77-76 Charlotte edge with 1:15 on the clock.

On the ensuing Utah touch, Gordon Hayward drove baseline and dropped off a pass for Derrick Favors, whose jam put the Jazz back on top. After the Bobcats came up empty, Burke's driving scoop layup as the shot clock expired made it 80-77, and Al Jefferson's open 3 from the top of the key missed long.

The Jazz then made 3-of-4 free throws before Al Jefferson's halfcourt heave was pure at the buzzer for the final margin.

Alec Burks scored 14 points off the bench for Utah, which has won two of three. Marvin Williams and Favors netted 13 points apiece, with Williams also grabbing 10 rebounds.

Gerald Henderson had 19 points and Al Jefferson and Walker each scored 18, as Charlotte lost for the fourth time in its last five tilts.

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