San Antonio 102, Utah 90

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, May 5, 2012 10:00 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - #19 James Capers, #41 Ken Mauer, #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 19911

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
San Antonio 30 22 23 27 102
Utah 28 22 18 22 90

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Antonio 50-16 28-5 22-11 W13
Utah 36-30 25-8 11-22 L3

Recap


SPURS 102, JAZZ 90: Tony Parker scored 16 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter as visiting San Antonio took a commanding 3-0 series lead over Utah.

Tim Duncan and Danny Green added 17 and 14 points, respectively, as the top-seeded Spurs won their 13th consecutive game to move within one win of advancing to the Western Conference semifinals.

San Antonio, which eclipsed 100 points for the 13th straight time, can wrap up the series in Game 4 on Monday night in Salt Lake City.

Al Jefferson had 21 points and 11 rebounds and Devin Harris scored 21 points for the Jazz, who lost the first two games in San Antonio by a combined 46 points.

The Spurs slowly asserted themselves in the third quarter, using a 10-0 run capped by consecutive 3-pointers by Green and Stephen Jackson to take the lead for good at 66-60 en route to a 75-68 edge after three quarters.

Tiago Splitter scored four points in a 6-0 run to open the final quarter as the Spurs grabbed their biggest lead at 81-68. The Jazz fought back with an 8-0 run to get within five but San Antonio countered with a 9-2 spurt to push the lead back to a dozen with 5 1/2 minutes to play.

Utah went toe-to-toe with the Spurs in a tight second quarter that featured five ties and eight lead changes - the last a 3-pointer by Matt Bonner at the buzzer that sent San Antonio into the locker room with a 52-50 edge.

Harris led Utah with 14 points at the half, more than he scored in the first two games combined.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Jazz F Derrick Favors had 15 points and 11 rebounds off the bench to help the Jazz outrebound the Spurs 49-41. ... The 7-foot Splitter had 10 points and eight boards in his return to the lineup. He sat out Game 2 after suffering a bone bruise in his left wrist early in the series opener. ... The Jazz struggled at the free throw line, making only 14 of 26 attempts. ... The NBA announced that Monday's Game 4 will tip off at 8 p.m. ET.

Top Game Performances

San Antonio   Utah
Tony Parker 27 Scoring Devin Harris 21
Manu Ginobili 10 Assists Devin Harris 5
Tiago Splitter 8 Rebounds Derrick Favors 11
Tony Parker 7 Free Throws Made Derrick Favors 5
Tim Duncan 1 Steals Derrick Favors 2
Tim Duncan 3 Blocks Paul Millsap 5

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
San Antonio 102 48.8 7-20 17-22 21 41 11 2 11
Utah 90 40.4 4-13 14-26 18 49 8 6 11

Upcoming Games

  • Utah will play their next game at home against San Antonio. The Jazz have a W/L % of .528 after a win and .567 after a loss.
  • San Antonio will play their next game on the road against Utah . The Spurs have a W/L % of .760 after a win and .750 after a loss.
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