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                           === Jazz edge Bobcats ===
 
 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 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 Jefferson and  Walker each scored 18, as
 Charlotte lost for the fourth time in its last five tilts.
 
 Trailing  63-53  after three quarters, Walker  sparked a 12-2 Charlotte run to
 tie the score
 
 Burke  and Richard  Jefferson hit triples to help Utah reclaim control, but Al
 Jefferson  kept  the Bobcats close  with some  of his patented mid-range moves
 before Walker's tip-in layup put Charlotte in front.
 
 Earlier, the Bobcats managed just 13 second quarter points on 4-of-15 shooting
 as the Jazz built a 42-34 halftime edge.
 
 Walker's  layup cut Charlotte's deficit to five 3:40 into the third, but Burke
 scored  five  straight after a  Williams 3-ball to  keep the visitors at arm's
 length heading into the fourth.
 
                                  Game Notes
 
 Both  teams  scored 34 points  in the paint  ... Hayward and Richard Jefferson
 scored  nine points  each ... Favors matched a season-high with six turnovers.
 He also had six in an opening night loss to Oklahoma City.
 
 12/30 23:44:27 ET