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Feb 24, 12:01 AM EST

Trey Burke, defense leads Jazz to 90-81 win over Spurs


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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Trey Burke scored 23 points and the Utah Jazz beat San Antonio 90-81 on Monday night, extending the Spurs' losing streak to three since returning from the All-Star break.

The Jazz used an energetic defensive effort to turn a season-high 22 Spurs turnovers into 17 points. Forward Gordon Hayward scored 18 despite a poor-shooting night, while Derrick Favors added 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Jazz center Rudy Gobert set the defensive tone early with two first-quarter blocks of Tim Duncan and finished with seven points, 14 rebounds, three blocks and two steals. The Jazz have held their last five opponents under 100 points.

Duncan had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Boris Diaw chipped in 13 points and Cory Joseph had 10.

The younger Jazz were clearly the more athletic team out the gate - turning over the Spurs and scoring in transition. They used three consecutive fast-break buckets, including an alley-oop to Gobert, to take a 13-8 lead. The advantage extended to 11 points after an 11-4 run highlighted by another Gobert alley-oop and three buckets from Burke.

The Spurs were unable to put together any type of run the entire game. The 81 points matched a season low.

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Spurs: The Spurs have used 23 different starting lineups this season. Monday's combination of Duncan, Kawhi Leonard, Aron Baynes, Danny Green and Tony Parker is 1-4. ... The Spurs' previous season high for turnovers was 20. ... Parker was held scoreless through the first half and didn't score his first points until midway through the third quarter. He finished with five points, five assists and four turnovers. Parker was held to two points in their previous game. ... The Spurs' last lead was at 8-7 in the first quarter.

Jazz: Grant Jerrett was available for the first time since being acquired from Oklahoma City as part of the trade that sent center Enes Kanter to the Thunder. The former Arizona forward was the No. 40 overall pick in the 2013 draft and has played in five NBA games, all this with the Thunder this season. He did not play Monday. ... Football Hall of Famer Gayle Sayers was in attendance.

UP NEXT

Spurs: Visit Portland on Wednesday.

Jazz: Host the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.

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