New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Trey Burke hit a turnaround jumper at the buzzer for the game-winning points as the Utah Jazz posted a 102-100 decision over the reeling New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
The Knicks were dealt a seventh consecutive loss despite 46 points from Carmelo Anthony, the last three coming on a contested step-back shot with 2.3 seconds remaining that forged a 100-100 tie.
Utah then got the ball to Burke out of a timeout and the second-year guard knocked down a 19-footer with J.R. Smith's hand in his face to halt Utah's two-game skid.
"Trey is the guy that's been known for hitting big shots," said Jazz head coach Quin Snyder. "I think he's one of those guys that gets excited when he gets the ball."
Burke finished with 13 points and Gordon Hayward poured in 33 for the Jazz, with Derrick Favors contributing a 21-point double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds to the victory.
Pablo Prigioni was the only other New York player to score in double figures other than Anthony, who went 16-of-26 from the field and 13-of-16 from the foul line in his best performance of the young season.
"I was just trying, man. I don't like to lose," Anthony said. "Trying to will our way to a win."
Prigioni ended with 13 points.
Burke had buried a 3-pointer with 3:02 left to stake Utah to a 94-87 lead, but the Knicks responded with six straight points and cut the margin to one on Anthony's driving slam with 45.4 seconds to go.
The score remained tight in the final stages, with Hayward sinking two key free throws to put the Jazz up 100-97 with 16.2 seconds showing. Anthony answered by drilling his only 3-point try of the night to precede Burke's clutch game-ender.
"I just couldn't believe it," said Anthony of Burke's final shot. "I had to smile that one off."
Utah owned a 63-54 advantage near the midway mark of the third quarter after Favors followed a Burke triple with a dunk off a Hayward steal. A 9-0 New York run, capped by Anthony's pull-up jumper, shortly afterward knotted the score at 67-67 with 2:30 left in the period.
Neither team was ahead by more than seven points the rest of the way.
Utah got the game off to a strong start, shooting 64.7 percent in the opening quarter and putting together a 13-1 spurt to claim a 23-10 lead 8 1/2 minutes in. The Knicks later countered with a 15-4 surge, however, to even the score at 34-34 almost halfway through the second period.
The Jazz created a little separation near the end of the first half, taking a 48-41 edge on an Enes Kanter jumper with just over two minutes to go in the frame. New York then scored six straight points to pull within one at the break following an Anthony layup and two Quincy Acy free throws.
Utah snapped a six-game series losing streak and had lost in four straight and nine of its last 10 visits to the Garden. The Jazz's last road win over New York had come on Nov. 9, 2009 ... The Knicks reached the 100-point mark for the first time in 10 games this season ... New York made 5-of-8 shots from 3- point range ... The Jazz committed 19 turnovers that the Knicks converted into 17 points.