San Antonio Spurs: Takeaways From Win Against Utah Jazz

By George Middleton

On Sunday night the San Antonio Spurs beat the Utah Jazz 89-69. The Spurs have now won three straight.

San Antonio jumped out to a 43-27 lead at the half and never looked back. They never trailed in the game and led by as many as 28 points.

The difference in the game was simply efficiency, the Spurs shot 39% from the field, while the Jazz shot 33%.

The 69 points they allowed to the Jazz were the fewest they have allowed in the season.

Rudy Gobert was excellent for the Jazz, as he had 13 points, 18 rebounds and 4 blocks.

Positive Side

-69 Points Allowed (Season Low)

-33% Field Goals (Utah Jazz)

-8-17 Three-Point Field Goals (47%)

-19-23 Free-Throws (83%)

-35 Bench Points

-10 Turnovers

-6 Blocked Shots

Star of the Game

Danny Green

Danny Green didn’t need much time to make an impact on Sunday against the Jazz. He scored 13 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in only 20 minutes. He was 5-7 from the field and 3-4 from three-point range.

Negative Side

-39% Field Goals

-89 Points Scored

-2 Fast-Break Points

Spurs Player That Could’ve Stepped Up

Cory Joseph

Jan 18, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs point guard Cory Joseph (5) shoots the ball over Utah Jazz power forward

Derrick Favors

(15) during the second half at AT&T Center. The Spurs won 89-69. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

It was certainly difficult to pick a Spurs player that could’ve performed better in a dominating team effort. Cory Joseph went 1-6 from the field and he finished with 4 points. Joseph did have 4 assists in the 19 minutes he played. On the season Joseph is shooting 52% from the field, which means he is destined to bounce back.

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