SALT LAKE CITY -- There are times when Alec Burks is driving to the hoop and he has no idea what hes going to do. Ilya Lyubushkin Jersey . "I surprise myself on some of these shots I make," Utahs reserve guard said. The Jazz breathed a collective sigh of relief when Burks put together a string of circus shots after the rest of the team had gone cold. Burks scored 10 of his 26 points in the final two minutes to lift the Jazz to a 105-100 win over the skidding Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. "Alec did a great job closing the game out for us, attacking the basket," said Utah coach Ty Corbin after the Jazz endured a six-minute scoreless stretch with seven missed shots and two turnovers. The game was tied 91-1ll when the Jazz looked to Burks to create some offence. The guard made a number of acrobatic drives to the basket and capped a personal 9-0 run with a soaring dunk to make it 100-91 with 22 seconds to play. Utahs top scorer off the bench got to the free throw line with his aggressive play, making 13 of 14 from the stripe in 22 minutes of play. "I relish contact. I really was just trying to be aggressive," Burks said. "Thats my game, going to the hoop." His clutch scoring extended Utahs season-best winning streak to three and sent the Sixers to their ninth straight road loss to the Jazz. Evan Turner scored 21 points and Michael Carter-Williams and Thaddeus Young had 19 apiece for Philadelphia. The 76ers lost their eighth straight, the last two by more than 40 points while nearly matching the NBA mark for the largest total margin of defeat in consecutive games. Philadelphia has given up nearly 116 points per game over the eight-game skid. Gordon Hayward scored 17 and Marvin Williams had 13 points and a season-high 14 rebounds as the Jazz had six players score in double figures. The problem was that no one could find the hoop in the middle of the fourth quarter when they surrendered a 14-point lead. Burks hit a 3-pointer and Richard Jefferson stole a pass and dunked for an 85-71 lead with 10:02 to play. The 76ers then rallied, extending their defence and holding the Jazz scoreless for more than six minutes during a 13-0 run. Spencer Hawes tipped in his own miss to cap the run and then Carter-Williams converted a three-point play after Trey Burke broke Utahs drought to tie the game at 91 with 2:10 to play. Burks had 24 to lead the Jazz over the Lakers in Los Angeles on Tuesday and then continued his instant offence in the second half the back-to-back set. Utahs reserves outscored their Philadelphia counterparts, 56-10. James Anderson, who had 15 points, made a trio of 3-pointers in the final 18 seconds, but it was too late after Burks outburst. The Sixers showed some fight in their last game before the All-Star break and the finale of a disastrous three-game road trip. Following a 123-78 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, the 76ers fell behind by 49 points before losing 123-80 to Golden State on Monday No other team in NBA history had lost two straight games by at least 40 points each. Philadelphia has now done it twice, having lost back-to-back games in April 1994 by a combined 93 points. The Detroit Pistons set the record for margin of defeat in consecutive games, losing 95 points combined in back-to-back games in November 1966, according to STATS. One highlight for Philadelphia has been the play of rookie Carter-Williams, who had eight assists and leads all rookies in scoring, rebounding and assists. This was the first game between Carter-Williams, who was drafted 11th, and fellow lottery pick Burke (picked ninth) since their Final Four meeting in April. Burke struggled again Wednesday as he did in Michigans 61-56 win over Syracuse, when he had seven points on 1-of-8 shooting. Burke had seven points on 3-of-12 shooting against Philadelphia. "I thought Michael played with great poise. He could have handled this particular matchup in different ways. I thought he grew tonight," Sixers coach Brett Brown said. Derrick Favours left the game in the first quarter after re-injuring his right hip. He missed a wide-open layup on the first Jazz possession of the game and never got any lift. In six minutes of play, he limped slightly and then left the game and went to the locker room. The Jazz centre has missed four other games with the hip strain and Utah had lost all six contests when Favours is out with injury. NOTES: Brandon Davies, who was raised in Utah and played at BYU, has missed the Sixers last 14 games with a fractured pinkie finger. ... In the third quarter, the Sixers purposely fouled Rudy Gobert, who shoots 51 per cent from the line, but the 7-footer swished both attempts. ... Philadelphia backup big man Lavoy Allen left the game with a sore left knee and did not return.Michael Grabner Jersey . Watching them over the past year - and in some cases, two years - has given us a starting point for this seasons Craigs List. Jason Demers Jersey .Y. - Phil Varone was the lone scorer in the shootout as the Rochester Americans edged the Toronto Marlies 3-2 on Sunday in American Hockey League action.(SportsNetwork.com) - A pair of struggling Western Conference teams will fight for a much-needed win on Saturday when the Los Angeles Kings host the Winnipeg Jets at Staples Center. The Jets and Kings both enter tonights battle having lost four of their last five games. Despite the recent slides, the teams are currently in playoff position as they are tied for the conferences two wild card spots at 47 points. Los Angeles has suffered through an inconsistent 2014-15 after claiming its second Stanley Cup title in three years last spring. The club has even struggled at home lately, losing two straight and three of its past four games in L.A. after beginning the season with a 13-4-1 record at the Staples Center. The Kings have lost two straight to begin a seven-game homestand and fell to 14-5-3 as the host this season following a regulation loss in Thursdays Stanley Cup Finals rematch against the New York Rangers. The Rangers fell in five games to L.A. for the Cup last spring, but the Blueshirts won the first encounter between the clubs in 2014-15. New York recorded a 4-3 win behind a 28-save performance from backup goaltender Cam Talbot. The Kings led New York 2-0 after a pair of first-period goals, but New York scored four straight to claim control. Justin Williams second goal of the game with 4:03 remaining in the third made it a one-goal game and LA went on a power play following Rick Nashs tripping penalty with 36 seconds left, but Talbot turned aside the only shot he saw before the final horn sounded. Tanner Pearson also found the back of the net, but Jonathan Quick was responsible for all four goals on 26 shots. You cant give up four goals in a game and expect to win, ever, said Kings coach Darryl Sutter. The good news for the Kings is they have won their last three games against Winnipeg, including a 4-1 win in L. Mike Gartner Jersey. A. on Oct. 12. Pearson, Tyler Toffoli and Jeff Carter each posted a goal and an assist in the victory, while Kings backup Martin Jones earned the win with 29 saves. The October win also marked L.A.s third straight home win over the Jets. The Kings own a 7-0-2 mark at the in nine all-time meetings at the Staples Center against the Atlanta/Winnipeg franchise. While the Kings have managed to earn four of a possible 10 points during their current 1-2-2 slide, the Jets are just 1-4-0 over their last five trips to the ice. Winnipeg has lost two straight and fell 4-1 Thursday at Arizona in the opener of a three-game road trip. Mikkel Boedker and Shane Doan each posted three- point nights in the win for the Coyotes, while Arizona goaltender Mike Smith stopped 34-of-35 shots. Arizona went 3-for-5 on the power play and killed off all seven Winnipeg power plays. Mathieu Perreault supplied Winnipegs lone goal and Ondrej Pavelec gave up all four goals on 30 shots as the Jets fell to 11-5-4 as the guest this season. Too many penalties. They were just better than us on special teams, Perreault said. They just kind of took the wind out of us. Pavelec has only one win since Dec. 2, a victory against the Buffalo Sabres on Dec. 16. He is 2-2-0 with a 2.54 goals against average in five career games against the Kings. Fellow Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson took the loss in his only career appearance against L.A., giving up three goals on 13 shots in the setback on Oct. 12. Quick is expected to start tonight for the Kings. He is 3-2-0 with a 3.15 GAA in six career games versus the Jets. ' ' '
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