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Austin Rivers exploded against the Utah Jazz and scored 14 straight points to help the New York Knicks defeat their opponents (100-112).

Rivers came off the bench and posted 23 points (9/14 shooting, 5/7 from beyond the arc) in 32 minutes of action.

Rivers and the Knicks have won five of their first eight games (5-3) and are fifth in the Eastern Conference, on a three-game winning streak.