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Old 12-25-2012, 11:35 AM   #1
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Default Rare first half Alec Burks sighting

It had been nearly a month since Alec Burks played in the first half. The Jazz guard whose opportunities seem to come only at the expense of a teammate’s health checked into the second quarter of the Jazz’s 97-93 win over Orlando.

The Jazz (15-14) trailed by 14. By the time the half ended, with Burks still in the game, the Jazz had cut the deficit to 47-46.

Burks played a season-high 20 minutes and scored eight points. Coach Tyrone Corbin said he got the nod over DeMarre Carroll because the Jazz lacked offensive punch with point guard Mo Williams sidelined with a thumb injury.

-- Salt Lake Tribune
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