Alec Burks, Derrick Favors push Jazz past Celtics

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The Utah Jazz shot 44-80 (55.0%) from the field and controlled the offensive glass with 11 rebounds, in a 110-98 win over the Boston Celtics. This snaps a three-game losing streak for Utah (20-36).

Alec Burks came off the bench and scored 21 points on 8-12 shooting from the field and 4-5 from the free throw line, in a solid performance. Other key performers for Utah were Marvin Williams with 19 points and 7 rebounds, and Richard Jefferson with 10 points and 6 rebounds. On 7-16 shooting (2-6 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 5-6 from the free throw line, Jeff Green scored 21 points for Boston in the loss. Rajon Rondo chipped in 18 points and 10 assists.

In addition to their eFG% of 58.8%, the Jazz registered an OR% of 37.9%. On the season, they are undefeated (4-0) when they exceed 55% and 30% in those respective offensive factors. On the other hand, the Celtics are winless (0-5) when allowing their opponents to reach those numbers.

Boston (19-39) has now lost five consecutive games.

Coming up, the Jazz play the Phoenix Suns, who are 33-22 on the season. The Celtics meet the Atlanta Hawks, currently sitting at 26-29 this year. The Jazz came away with a loss in two of their last three games against Phoenix. The Celtics have a 1-1 record against Atlanta this season.

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