Posted: 4/9/2012 11:52:27 AM
The San Antonio Spurs cruised to their 11th straight win in the opener of this home-and-home set against the Utah Jazz. Maintaining the streak isn’t important to coach Gregg Popovich.
Popovich continues to reiterate that prioritizing health is his focus in the season’s final month as the visiting Spurs try to defeat the Jazz for the seventh straight time Monday night.
San Antonio (40-14) led by as many as 19 points in a 114-104 home victory Sunday over Utah (29-28). The Spurs have matched their longest run of the season from Jan. 30-Feb. 20, and are percentage points ahead of Oklahoma City for the Western Conference’s best record.
None of that matters to Popovich, who continues to rest players with starting center DeJuan Blair out Sunday.