Burke’s buzzer-beater gives Jazz win despite 46 from Knicks’ Anthony
Trey Burke made a jumper from the corner as time expired, giving the Utah Jazz a thrilling 102-100 victory Friday night over the New York Knicks, who got an NBA season-high 46 points from Carmelo Anthony.
Anthony’s 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds left tied it at 100 and put the Knicks in triple digits for the first time this season. But Burke caught the ball near the Jazz bench, faded back and nailed the jumper before stepping back over the sideline into hugs from his teammates.
The Knicks lost their seventh straight game.
Gordon Hayward scored a season-high 33 points for the Jazz, and Derrick Favors added 21 points and 12 rebounds.
Pablo Prigioni scored 13 points for the Knicks, who lost Iman Shumpert to a bruised right hip in the opening minute of the game, landing him on an injured list that already includes Jose Calderon and Andrea Bargnani.
But they almost won anyway because of a brilliant performance from Anthony, who had 17 points in the final period. He could only smile in disbelief at the end, knowing Burke’s shot was good even before the replay review was concluded.
Burke finished with 13 points for the Jazz, who stopped a six-game skid against the Knicks.
Utah was outscored 9-1 to open the fourth and fell behind 81-76, before a three-point play by Hayward started an 11-0 burst by the Jazz that Favors capped with a dunk for an 87-81 advantage. But Anthony kept muscling his way to the basket or drawing fouls to keep the Knicks close enough until his deep jumper over Favors knotted it up.
Shumpert was hurt when Jazz center Enes Kanter banged into him on a drive to the basket. With Amare Stoudemire sitting out to rest, it left the NBA’s No. 29 team in points per game without its Nos. 2 and 3 scorers. Shumpert was averaging 13.8 points and Stoudemire 10.9.
Jazz: Rookie Rodney Hood tested out his right foot at the morning shootaround before being ruled out for a fourth straight game because of plantar fasciitis. … Coach Quin Snyder said Toure Murry, a former Knicks guard who was assigned to Idaho of the NBA Development League on Thursday, needed the opportunity to get more work. He hasn’t appeared in a game this season for the Jazz.
Knicks: Coach Derek Fisher said the decision to rest Stoudemire was in part because of a quick turnaround, with the Knicks playing again Sunday afternoon. It was the first game Stoudemire missed this season, and Fisher said it was part of a plan the team hopes will have Stoudemire available for 70 or more games.
Jazz: Visit Toronto on Saturday.
Knicks: Host Denver on Sunday.