Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Spurs overcome hungry Jazz, 92-85.

A weary Spurs team nearly lost its undefeated streak in Salt Lake City, but two clutch 3s by Ray Allen affirmed why he was now a Spur and a clear path foul (2 shots and possession) on Kawhi Leonard sealed the victory for San Antonio in front of a wild crowd.

The Spurs offense ran better than lately, outscoring Utah 21-10 in the first quarter. It was troublesome defense that let the Jazz back into the game, outscoring San Antonio 22-12 before halftime.

The second half remained tight due to 17--seventeen!--turnovers by the Spurs and Utah's stars doing well in response, Gordon Hayward with 19 points and Trey Burke one less with 7 assists. Kawhi Leonard stalemated Hayward with 19 points of his own and Tony Parker almost did likewise to Burke, with 14 points and 7 assists. In the middle, Tiago Splitter (9pts/9rebs) was two shy of another double-double.

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