Jazz vs Spurs: Game Four
Despite a desperate rally from the Utah Jazz, the San Antonio secured themselves a much wanted rest when the finished their sweep with a 87-81 victory. The Jazz were down 21 late, but fought hard to bring it back to a close margin. Al Jefferson led all scorers with 26 points and 10 rebounds while Paul Millsap dominated the boards as he tore down a total 19 rebounds while also putting in 10 points. Gordon Hayward’s poor series continued as he he didn’t make the scoreboard, missing all seven of his shots.
The bench was the driving force behind the Spurs win, with Manu Ginobli scoring 17 points off the bench. Tiago Splitter also had 10 points in a good showing for the Brazilian. The Spurs are certainly looking dangerous heading further into the playoffs, especially with Ginobli beginning to find his feet.
“We ignore that. We’ve been hearing that for 10 years.”
— Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich on how his team responds to other people saying San Antonio is too old to compete for another NBA championship.