Alec Burks' dunk inspires enthusiastic reactions; tooth stored in sock

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SALT LAKE CITY — Here are three super-fun moments from yesterday's action in the world of sports.

Alec Burks dunk inspires some pretty enthusiastic reactions

We already featured Alec Burks' dunk in last night's Triple Team recap of the Utah Jazz's 21 point win over the Phoenix Suns. But I figured that it was important the world see it, plus we've got some new additions to the highlights.

The dunk from all angles is in the video player above this article.

Then, Trevor Booker got excited. Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox got in on the action first, putting together this Vine:

Trevor Booker's reaction to the Burks' dunk was priceless! 😂😂😂 — Spencer Cox (@SpencerJCox) December 22, 2015

And then the Deseret News' Jody Genessy felt that some music could only help matters:

It was a pretty spectacular play from one of the Jazz's most athletic players.

Schroder loses a tooth

Atlanta's Dennis Schroder lost his tooth during gameplay last night, as he was hit in the mouth by Portland's Meyers Leonard. You can see the tooth bouncing in this video:

But then the really interesting part came next. Rather than freak out, as any sane human would have done, Schroder just calmly placed his tooth into his sock and continued playing.

That's impressive.

Theo Riddick's juke is super effective in the open field

It looked like it was going to be a short gain, but Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick caught this ball in the flat, and then put a tremendous juke move on Saints defender Dannell Ellerbe that sent him moving the wrong way.

Theo Riddick's footwork is beautiful... unless you're trying to tackle Theo Riddick. Then it's not fair. #DETvsNO — NFL (@NFL) December 22, 2015

That was good enough for the Lions to pick up a first down on 1st-and-20, all on the back of one juke. Well done. ![](

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