Game 57: Utah Jazz (29-27, Road: 9-19) @ San Antonio Spurs (39-14, Home: 22-4)
The Last time the Jazz won in San Antonio was January 20th, 2010. As a point of reference for how far in the past that game was, during that game Andrei Kirilenko had 26 points, and Carlos Boozer had 31. And they shot a combined 23 for 32 (71.9 fg%). We may need a similar night tonight from our current starting forwards if we are going to beat the Spurs in San Antonio. They have only 4 losses at home this season, and to compound things, each game we've played there since that last win has been a laughter.
Oh, and the Spurs are on the warpath right now. Yes, they've won 10 games in a row, but they've also won 27 of their last 32 games. If we are in a "playoff push" mode then they are in a "playoff apocalypse" mode right now. They have lost 5 games since a 1 point overtime loss on the road in Dallas on January 29th this year. We've lost to the Hawks, Celtics, Clippers, and lottery bound Suns and Kings all in the last 8 games.
All that said, the time is NOW to shock the world with a win!
After the jump, what's going on with the Spurs and the Jazz
What's going on with the Spurs?
They are fully healthy, they all hit threes, and they are on fire right now.
What's going on with the Jazz?
We're an up and down team that the Spurs may be looking past. We don't have a good recent history against them, and we don't have a balanced attack. However, I think we have more talent inside than them so we need to control the boards and get their bigs in foul trouble. If we do this, and we stay home on their shooters, we could win.
What's going on with this really short preview?
It's a nice day outside. And, well, we play these guys again in one day. It's against my religion to write more than 1000 words about the Spurs in any 48 hour period.