Southwest Orlando Pro Summer League: Jazz Hold Off Heat
By Dan Savage
July 7, 2013
ORLANDO -- For a team that’s heading towards a youth movement, there’s no better time to see what the future has to offer than the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League.
Utah got a glimpse at a few members of their young nucleus as rookie Trey Burke notched eight points, seven rebounds and five assists to help the Jazz earn a 69-59 victory over the Miami Heat.
“He’s done a great job of leading his teammates,” said Utah coach Sidney Lowe. “It’s very encouraging to see out of a young guy.”
Burke, the No. 9 overall pick who acquired in a draft-day trade with Minnesota, struggled from the floor, going 1-for-12 from the field. Yet, he still managed to do damage from the charity stripe, knocking down six of his eight attempts from the free throw line.
"Obviously my shot was not there today, but I feel I'm getting comfortable in the offense," Burke explained.
Alec Burks was an extremely efficient 4-for-6 from the floor, posting 10 points before leaving with a sprained left ankle in the second quarter.
Dionte Christmas made the most out of his summer league roster invite, firing off a team-high 14 points.
Rookie Ian Clark out of Belmont led the way for the Miami Heat scoring a game-high 15 points.
James Ennis, who the Heat acquired in a draft-day deal with the Atlanta Hawks, also made an impact, notching 11 points, three boards and two steals.
The Heat will look to rebound Monday at 5 p.m. ET against the Brooklyn Nets, while Utah has tomorrow off and will return to action on Tuesday against the Houston Rockets at 3 p.m.