San Antonio Spurs (3-0) vs. Utah Jazz (0-3)
May 5, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker (9) dribbles around Utah Jazz point guard Devin Harris (5) during the first quarter of game three in the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE
– Time: 7 p.m.
– TV: FSSW, TNT
– Radio: 1200 WOAI, 1350 KCOR
– Jazz injury report: None.
– Spurs injury report: None.
– Best Game 3 plus/minus: Enes Kanter (two points, three rebounds) posted a +4 in 10:26.
– Worst Game 3 plus/minus: Al Jefferson (21 points, 11 rebounds) posted a -16 in 37:34.
– The Spurs have attempted 97 shots inside the paint compared to 85 for Utah, per NBA Stats Cube. They scored 170 points on shots inside the paint, including non-restricted area. Utah scored 108 points on these shots.
– San Antonio shot 40.9 percent on corner 3-pointers. Utah only made one corner 3-pointer all series.
– The Spurs outscored Utah by 21.4 points per 100 possessions this series.
– Utah averaged 93 points per 100 possessions against the Spurs’ defense. They shot 38.8 percent from the field.
– Tony Parker averaged 24.3 points and 7.7 assists in the first three games of the series.
– Tim Duncan averaged a double-double this series, totaling 15.3 points and 10 rebounds per game.
– Al Jefferson averaged 15.7 points and eight rebounds through Game 3.
– Devin Harris finally played a good game. He scored 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting. Harris struggled in the fourth quarter, however.
– San Antonio blocked a season-high 11 shots on Saturday.
– Utah grabbed 52.5 percent of total rebounds while the Spurs grabbed 47.5 percent.
– San Antonio has limited the Jazz to 17 assists per game.
– Utah has attempted 48 more midrange shots than the Spurs. They converted on these shots at a 36 percent clip.
– With a win tonight, the Spurs will have won seven of eight games against the Jazz this year.