SALT LAKE CITY -- Alec Burks didnt feel like he needed to be Gordon Hayward. Geron Christian Redskins Jersey . He just needed to be his best twisting, turning acrobatic self. "I didnt need to be anybody else, I just needed to be myself and be aggressive," said Burks, who scored a career-high 34 points to spark the Utah Jazz to a 118-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night. Derrick Favors added 19 points and 15 rebounds while Trey Burke had 18 points for the Jazz, who won their fifth game in the last six home starts. Burks was filling in for Gordon Hayward, who sat out his second consecutive game after scoring a career-high 37 points -- including the last 17 -- in a win over Oklahoma City last Tuesday. The swingman strained his left hip flexor late in the game and his absence was apparent as Cleveland snapped Utahs four-game home winning streak on Friday, 113-102. But Burks made his presence felt from the start and had 17 in the first half to help the Jazz run out to a 67-53 lead, the highest first-half total for the Jazz this season. "I was just trying to get to the rim and put some pressure on them," Burks said. His teammates noticed his determination to get into the lane and that led to other open shots. "He came out and established himself from the get-go. He put a ton of pressure on their defence to collapse and try and stop him from scoring," Marvin Williams said. Ty Lawson had 23 points and J.J. Hickson scored 21 but the Nuggets trailed by as many as 24 points as they saw their improbable five-game winning streak come to an end. Burks wowed the crowd with a number of athletic drives to the hoop and several of his forays ended in a basket and a free throw. The Nuggets threw a number of defenders at the slippery Jazz guard but none could stay in front of him. "Some of the shots, I dont know how they went in. Alec said he missed a bunch of layups and I told him, You made a bunch of crazy layups." Richard Jefferson said. "His ability to finish in traffic and his size and the way he can handle the ball is unique." The third-year guard helped the Jazz score a season-high 64 points in the paint and kept his defenders on their heels. "With more opportunity, I am a wiser player now," Burks said. "I know now what everybodys going to do now, how they are going to play defence against me." It was Burks most potent offensive performance since he posted his previous career-best of 31 points in Miami on Dec. 16. But that was in a blowout loss. Burks made 13 of his 19 field goal attempts as the Jazz shot nearly 56 per cent against the Nuggets, who seemed to be one step behind the Utah offence all night. "Defence for the most part tonight was non-existent," Denver coach Brian Shaw said. Favours powerful dunk sparked a 10-2 surge to push the advantage to 77-57, the second time in three games the Jazz have led by more than 20 after achieving that wide margin only once the rest of the season. The lead reached 89-65 after Jefferson made a 3-pointer midway through the third quarter. The 118 points Utah tallied was the second-most the Jazz have scored all season, just under the 122 they scored in a runaway win in Sacramento on Dec. 11. "They had a lot of solutions," said Evan Fournier, who had 16 points for Denver. The Nuggets got a taste of their own medicine after they averaged 119.6 points a contest during their five-game win streak. But the energy and defence and accuracy that aided the Nuggets roll were absent against Utah. "We made a ton of mistakes tonight, letting the ball get to the middle and allowing them to penetrate our paint," Shaw said. The Nuggets were 21 of 34 from the line and several misses prevented them from cutting the lead to single digits in the fourth quarter. Notes: In addition to long-term injuries to Danilo Gallinari (left knee) and JaVale McGee (left leg), the Nuggets were without reserve forwards Darrell Arthur (left groin) and Anthony Randolph (left ankle). Fellow reserve Wilson Chandler has been battling a left hip strain and missed Denvers previous two games but scored 12 points in his return. ... Hayward, who leads Utah in scoring at 17.1 points per game, is day to day and planned to accompany the team on its upcoming three-game road trip starting Wednesday in San Antonio. DaRon Payne Jersey . -- The taxing preseason, which included two games in China, is finally over. Jonathan Allen Jersey . This time, it was Eric Chavezs turn. Stuck in a rut since coming off the disabled list, Chavez hit the first pitch he saw in the ninth inning for a run-scoring single, sending the Diamondbacks to another walk-off victory, 4-3 over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night. http://www.redskinsrookiesproshop.com/derrius-guice-redskins-jersey/ . -- Blake Griffin scored 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds, DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 22 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers outlasted the Golden State Warriors 98-96 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round series.WINNIPEG - Rookie Mossis Madu ran 22 yards for his first CFL touchdown as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16-11 Saturday for their first road win of the season. Madu, replacing running back C.J. Gable whos on the six-game injured list, scored after the Bombers had turned the ball over on a blocked punt in the second quarter. The victory extended the Ticats win streak to three games and put them in a first-place tie atop the East Division standings at 5-8 with the Montreal Alouettes. The Bombers have lost four straight and sit last in the West Division at 6-7. Winnipeg rallied with about six minutes left in the game, trying to repeat an early-season comeback when it defeated Hamilton 27-26 on July 31 with a two-yard touchdown pass to Nic Grigsby on the final play of the game. Quarterback Drew Willy began the late drive completing a 29-yard pass to Romby Bryant and a 20-yard pass Grigsby before slotback Cory Watson caught a five-yard touchdown pass in the end zone with 5:52 remaining. A two-point convert failed with an incomplete pass to Watson in front of 28,534 fans at Investors Group Field. After the following kickoff and a Hamilton penalty, the Tiger-Cats started at their own nine-yard line. Two plays later, Hamilton had to punt, but Winnipeg defensive back Don Unamba was called for contacting kicker Justin Medlock. Hamilton then got a first down and started from its own 25-yard line, but couldnt add to their lead. With 2:04 remaining, Winnipeg started its last drive from its own 23-yard line. A couple of Hamilton penalties helped the Bombers get to mid-field. Willy guided the offence down to Hamiltons three-yard line with 16 seconds left, but on third down with three yards to go he threw an incomplete pass into the end zone that wasnt near any receiver. The Tiger-Cats have won four of their last five games, a run thats come after quarterback Zach Collaros returned after missing five games with concussion-like symptoms. Willy, playing after injuring his throwing shoulder Sept. 13, took some punishing hits that had him getting up slowly a few times. He was sacked four times in the first half, twice by defensive lineman Ted Laurent and once by linemates Eric Norwood and Justin Hickman. Willy was also knocked to the turf a number of times, but finished the game completing 27-of-41 pass attempts for 303 yards and a TD. Collaros, who was sacked twice in the first half, was 20 of 36 for 182 yards. Medlock made field goals from 44, 37 and 39 yards, but went wide from 47 yards out. Winnipeg scored off a safety when Collaros was sacked in the end zone by defensive lineman Bryant Turner. Lirim Hajrullahhu connected on a field goal from 20 yards. Kevin Hogan Redskins Jersey. The Tiger-Cats led 10-5 at halftime. Hamiltons game-opening drive was kept alive with a Winnipeg pass-interference penalty and ended with Medlocks 44-yarder at 3:31 to make it 3-0. The teams sputtered for much of the first quarter, with Winnipeg twice starting drives deep in its own end and Hamilton unable to capitalize on its good field position. The Bombers didnt cross mid-field until time was winding down on the first quarter. Turners sack of Collaros in the end zone for a safety made it 3-2 at 1:04 of the second quarter. The Bombers then turned the ball over when Hajrullahu took a snap that bounced in front of him, quickly kicked the ball and had it blocked by Hamilton defensive back Ed Gainey. Receiver Samuel Giguere recovered the ball and the Ticats took over at Winnipegs 31-yard line. Madu ran for nine yards and then weaved 22 yards through Bomber defenders for his first touchdown at 4:53 to make it 10-2. The Bombers followed up with a nine-play, 66-yard drive capped off by Hajrullahus 20-yarder, but it was a tough stretch for Willy. He was knocked to the ground by defensive tackle Bryan Hall, drawing a roughing-the-passer penalty. Willy looked sore getting up, and it wasnt helped when Hall also tackled him hard later in the same drive. Hajrullahu made it 10-5 with his 20-yard field goal at 10:25. Norwood also went in untouched and barrelled into Willy as he was releasing the ball. Norwood had a career-high four sacks in Hamiltons 25-23 win over Edmonton last week. The Ticats extended their lead to 13-5 at 2:19 of the second quarter with a four-play, 15-yard drive that Medlock finished with his 37-yard field goal. Willy was also sacked by linebacker Simoni Lawrence in the third quarter. Following a poor punt into the wind by Hajrullahu, Hamilton took over at Winnipegs 48-yard line. The Bombers defence didnt allow them to take advantage of the good field position and Medlock tried a 47-yard field-goal attempt, but went wide left and the Bombers brought it out. The Ticats led 13-5 heading into the four quarter. With just under 11 minutes to go, it appeared like Winnipeg had recovered a Hamilton fumble after receiver Greg Ellingson couldnt hang onto a pass, but the incomplete-pass ruling on the field was upheld despite Bombers head coach Mike OShea challenging the call. 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