Jazz's Trey Burke hits buzzer-beating game-winner to shock Knicks

Saturday November 15th, 2014

Jazz guard Trey Burke hit a buzzer-beating game-winner to down the Knicks 102-100 at Madison Square Garden on Friday.

With the score tied at 100 thanks to a Carmelo Anthony's banked-in three-pointer, Utah inbounded the ball from the left sideline with less than three seconds to play. Joe Ingles made the simple play, feeding Burke in the near corner as he came to the ball with J.R. Smith shadowing him. Turning to his right, Burke moved toward the baseline and then used an escape dribble to set up a step-back jumper over Smith's outstretched hand.  Replays showed Burke's shot was released well before the buzzer and it swished through just after the horn sounded.

"A lot of time you think you have less time than you do, but two seconds is a lot of time," Burke said afterwards, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. "I was kind of the last option coming to the ball. I was able to create separation, got it off and it looked good the whole way."

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The defeat marked New York's seventh straight loss. The Knicks also lost a one-possession game to the Magic on Wednesday when Smith's attempt at a game-winning three-pointer failed to draw iron.

Burke, a second-year guard who has really struggled shooting the ball to open this season, finished with 13 points (on 5-for-9 shooting) and eight assists. Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with 33 points (on 11-for-18 shooting), six assists and four steals.

Anthony paced the Knicks with a season-high 46 points (on 16-for-26 shooting) and seven rebounds. Pablo Prigioni added 13 points (on 5-for-8 shooting) and four steals in a losing effort.

Utah improved to 4-6. New York dropped to 2-8.

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