San Antonio Spurs: 3 Keys in must win game with Utah Jazz

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT – FEBRUARY 21: Dejounte Murray #5 of the San Antonio Spurs drives past Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz during a game at Vivint Smart Home Arena. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

The San Antonio Spurs must beat the Utah Jazz to keep their playoff hopes alive

After back to back frustrating losses, you couldn’t blame San Antonio Spurs fans for coming into this next matchup with the Utah Jazz a little dejected. But of all the teams left on the Spurs schedule, the Spurs have had the most success against Utah this year.

The Spurs have come away winners in both of their matchups with Utah this year. But they’re a vastly different team now then they were during the first portion of the regular season.

Even as the coaching staff and players have emphasized the importance of player development in the bubble you know they have one eye towards the possibility of making the playoffs. The Spurs chances are slim, but they’re not out of the race yet. These last two losses have hurt but if they win out they will be very much in the hunt for the eighth or ninth seed. This next game is a must-win.

Frankly, Spurs fans owe the Utah Jazz a bit of a thank you. They’ve handed key losses to both the New Orleans Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies, and in doing so, improved the Spurs chances of making the postseason. That gratitude can be saved for after the game though. For now, let’s focus on what the San Antonio Spurs need to do to come away with a win.

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