There were more than a few storylines to follow as the Knicks beat the Jazz 117-115 in Utah on Friday night.
From Jeff Hornacek's years in Utah as a player then assistant coach, the battle of rookie point guards between Frank Ntilikina and Donovan Mitchell as well as a pair of former Jazz taking the floor for the Knicks in Trey Burke and Enes Kanter.
Burke, playing in just his second game for the Knicks, did well. In 15 minutes, he scored 7 points with 2 assists and 2 rebounds. He played 10 minutes in the fourth quarter.
"I'm getting there," Burke said, via Stefan Bondy of NY Daily News. "There were a few times I'd go somewhere where I wasn't supposed to go. Because there were sets being called at me that you think you know but when you get out there and things are moving fast, I thought I was there but I'm not there yet."
Former Michigan and current Knicks teammate Tim Hardaway Jr. loves the chemistry he has with Burke.
"I could just read him on the floor anywhere, especially when he's coming downhill," Hardaway Jr. said. "At Michigan, the coach always said the first five or six seconds of the shot clock is ours."
Meanwhile, the other former Jazz returning to Utah had an impressive night as well. Kanter scored 12 points and had 9 rebounds in 26 minutes.
Kanter was drafted third overall by the Jazz in 2011 and played there until 2015, before he demanded a trade and left. Judging by a chorus of boos coming down whenever the ball reached Kanter's hands, it appears the Jazz fans haven't forgotten that he asked out.
"I wasn't expecting a jersey retirement ceremony," Kanter said.