– Time: 6 p.m.
– TV: FSSW, TNT
– Radio: 1200 WOAI, 1350 KCOR
– Jazz injury report: None.
– Spurs injury report: Tiago Splitter (sprained left wrist) is doubtful.
– Best offensive lineup: The Harris-Hayward-Carroll-Millsap-Jefferson lineup (150.4 minutes) scores 110.5 points per 100 possessions on 47.8 percent shooting.
– Best defensive lineup: The Watson-Miles-Howard-Favors-Kanter lineup (131.1 minutes) allows 96.4 points per 100 possessions on 28.9 percent shooting from behind the arc.
– Best overall lineup: The Harris-Hayward-Miles-Millsap-Jefferson lineup (246.9 minutes) is outscored by their opponents by 0.1 points per 100 possessions.
– Best Game 1 plus/minus: Enes Kanter (two points, three rebounds) recorded a +6 in 9:47 of action.
– Worst Game 1 plus/minus: Paul Millsap (20 points, nine rebounds, three blocks) recorded a -23 in 35:45 of action.
– The Spurs, one of the most proficient corner 3-point shooting teams in the NBA, knocked down 3-of-7 (42.9 percent) of their corner 3s in Game 1.
– The Spurs held the advantage in points in the paint, outscoring Utah by 14 points (58-44).
– Delving further you’ll notice that the Spurs attempted 37 shots at the rim compared to 25 attempts for Utah, according to Hoopdata.
– Tim Duncan and Tony Parker combined for 11-of-16 shooting (68.8 percent) at the rim.
– The Jazz outrebounded San Antonio, 45-39. Utah grabbed 53.6 percent of available rebounds, according to NBA Stats Cube.
– The Spurs only committed 10 turnovers but Utah was still able to create points in transition. They held the advantage, 23-16.
– Gordon Hayward converted on 2-of-6 shots but he still managed to score 17 points. Going 12-for-12 from the line is an easy to increase efficiency.
- Utah got to the line 30 times compared to 28 for San Antonio despite committing six extra personal fouls.