The Utah Jazz prevailed in a low-scoring affair and pulled out a close one against the Charlotte Bobcats, 83-80. Utah (10-24) gets one in the win column after losing to Los Angeles on Saturday.
Trey Burke put up 21 points on 8-17 shooting, including 3-6 on 3-point attempts. Other key performers for Utah were Alec Burks with 14 points and 6 rebounds, and Marvin Williams with 13 points and 10 rebounds. On 6-13 shooting from the field and 5-8 from the free throw line, Gerald Henderson put up 19 points for Charlotte in the loss. Kemba Walker chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds.
As expected, the Bobcats offense did not have its best game, struggling to score against the stingy Jazz defense that ranks third in the league with a defensive efficiency of 106.8. They registered just .902 points per possession in this game, and rank 29th in the NBA with an offensive efficiency of 96.4 on the season. The Bobcats paired an eFG% of 41.1% alongside a substandard FTA rate of 17.9. They are winless (0-4) when they drop below 45% and 20.0 in those respective offensive factors this season. The Jazz, on the other hand, are undefeated (2-0) when holding their opponents under those marks.
Charlotte (14-18) has now dropped their last three straight contests.
Coming up next, the Jazz square off with the Milwaukee Bucks, who are 6-24 on the year. The Bobcats meet the Los Angeles Clippers, currently 21-11 this season.