Utah 81, San Antonio 87

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, May 7, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - #48 Scott Foster, #30 John Goble, #23 Jason Phillips
Attendance - 19911

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
San Antonio 22 28 18 19 87
Utah 19 23 16 23 81

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Antonio 50-16 28-5 22-11 W14
Utah 36-30 25-8 11-22 L4

Recap


SPURS 87, JAZZ 81: Manu Ginobili snapped out of a funk with 17 points off the bench and San Antonio held host Utah without a point for a 10 1/2-minute stretch of the second half to complete a four-game sweep of their first-round series.

Ginobili, who came into the night averaging a paltry 5.7 points per game through the first three contests, shot 6 for 11 from the field as the Spurs used its trademark balanced attack and stifling defense to breeze into the second round of the Western Conference playoffs.

Tony Parker and Tim Duncan had 11 points in limited action, as did Gary Neal. Tiago Splitter added 10 points for San Antonio, which had no one play more than 27 minutes.

Al Jefferson led the way with 26 points for the Jazz, who won just three out of 16 quarters in the series and were outscored by 67 points overall.

San Antonio looked vulnerable in this one, leading by just eight points at the half. Utah whittled the deficit down to three points on a Jefferson 19-footer with 3:17 remaining in the third quarter, but the Jazz wouldn't hit the scoresheet again until Jefferson knocked down a 17-foot jumper with 7:10 remaining.

The Spurs stretched the advantage to 18 in that span, only to see Utah close to within four points on a Jefferson layup with 49 seconds remaining. Ginobili answered with a layup off a Paul Millsap turnover with 18 seconds left and the Jazz wouldn't challenge again.

Millsap had 10 points and 19 rebounds but shot just 4 for 17 in defeat.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: Utah missed 16 straight shots and two free throws while turning the ball over four times during the extended drought. ... The Jazz went 0 for 13 from 3-point range. ... San Antonio was eliminated in the first round of last year's playoffs and hasn't appeared in the conference finals since 2008.

Top Game Performances

San Antonio   Utah
Manu Ginobili 17 Scoring Al Jefferson 26
Tony Parker 3 Assists Devin Harris 7
Stephen Jackson 6 Rebounds Paul Millsap 19
Tiago Splitter 4 Free Throws Made Derrick Favors 8
Tiago Splitter 3 Steals Derrick Favors 2
Tim Duncan 3 Blocks Derrick Favors 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
San Antonio 87 37.8 10-22 21-30 12 43 4 7 14
Utah 81 36.4 0-13 17-26 16 57 8 6 12

Upcoming Games

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