San Antonio Spurs: Takeaways From Loss Versus Utah Jazz

By George Middleton
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On Monday night the San Antonio Spurs lost to the Utah Jazz 90-81.

After losing the first meeting in Utah back on December 9th, you would think the Spurs won’t let it happen twice, but it did. The Spurs were simply poor on Monday as they had 22 turnovers and shot 41% from the field.

The Spurs only led in the first five minutes of the game and trailed the rest of the game.

Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Boris Diaw added 13 points off the bench.

Trey Burke led the Jazz with 23 points off the bench and Gordon Hayward finished with 18 points.

Positives

-Allowed 90 Points

-Allowed Jazz to Shoot 41% From the Field

-7 Blocks

Spurs Player That Performed Well

Feb 23, 2015; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz center

Rudy Gobert

(27) defends against San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) during the second half at EnergySolutions Arena. The Jazz won 90-81. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Duncan was one of the lone Spurs that played well, as he not only finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds, but he also led the Spurs with 3 blocks. His defense on Derrick Favors was solid, as he shot 6-15 from the field.

Negatives

-22 Turnovers

-81 Points

-Out-rebounded 49-44

-5-19 Three-Point Field Goals (26%)

-12-21 Free-Throws (57%)

Spurs Player That Could’ve Stepped Up

Feb 23, 2015; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard

Tony Parker

(9) dribbles the ball as Utah Jazz guard

Dante Exum

(11) defends during the first quarter at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Parker was supposed to bounce back after a 2 points performance against the Golden State Warriors, that didn’t happen. On Monday night Parker finished with 5 points and 4 assists on 2-9 from the field. He added four turnovers and didn’t do much to help stop Burke, who finished with 23 points.

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