NBA Game Summary - San Antonio at Utah|
(Saturday, December 14th)
Final Score: San Antonio 100, Utah 84
Salt Lake City, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Tim Duncan had 22 points and 12
rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs routed the Utah Jazz, 100-84, on Saturday
"He's getting his shot back. He missed a couple tonight, but at least he's
taking them and he looks good. And in the post, he's aggressive. He's making
strong moves defensively. Everything, his game, he's getting back into his
groove," Spurs point guard Tony Parker said of Duncan.
Parker added 15 points, seven assists and five rebounds for the Spurs, who
have won four straight games. Kawhi Leonard netted 13 points in the
Trey Burke tallied 20 points and five assists for Utah, which has dropped five
of its last seven tilts. Gordon Hayward chipped in 18 points in defeat.
"They (Spurs) know what to do, when to do and how to do it. They showed us.
They just continued to execute," Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin said.
After Alec Burks hit a running layup and Brandon Rush drained a triple on
back-to-back possessions to pull Utah within 26-22 in the early stages of the
second, the Spurs used an elongated 25-10 run to expand their advantage.
Matt Bonner nailed a pair of 3-pointers and Leonard netted six points,
including a layup to cap the swing and increase the Spurs' margin to 51-32
late in the frame.
San Antonio took a 55-40 spread into the break and 80-66 cushion into the
final frame, where the visitors cruised to the easy win.
The Spurs led 23-17 after a quarter of play.
San Antonio shot 46.6 percent (41-of-88) from the floor and knocked down 8 of
its 20 attempts from beyond the arc ... The Spurs outrebounded the Jazz,
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