NBA Playoffs 2012: Jazz (0-1) vs. Spurs (1-0)
Apr 29, 2012; San Antonio, TX, USA; Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks (10) gets fouled while shooting against San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner (right) during the first half of game one in the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the AT
– 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.