Game 58: San Antonio Spurs (40-14, Road: 17-10) @ Utah Jazz (29-28, Home: 20-8)
This is a must win game. Period.
The Spurs suck, yet . . . . yet we have trouble with them. I guess a championship core that has played with each other for years is hard to derail. The Spurs have won 11 games in a row now. Now, don't get me wrong -- they don't suck as in they bad. They always beat us, so that's why they suck.
What's going on with the Spurs?
They just win. Period. They may not even play their older guys tonight -- but that doesn't mean we win automatically. The Spurs . . . . man . . . still #1 in the West. Duncan won his first title in '99 -- and they are #1 in the west in 2012. Yeesh . . .
What's going on with the Jazz?
Well, we already were down a bunch of guys, and now our injury report is 6 players long, in a 14 man roster. Raja Bell is out. Josh Howard is out. Al Jefferson is hurt, but plays. Paul Millsap is hurt, but played. And last night C.J. Miles and Earl Watson also got hurt. I have yet to hear about their MRI's, so we'll see.
Specifically, we'll probably see more DeMarre Carroll. So, there's that. He hit a number of shots last night. I hope he continues to do well. That said, I don't think he should start looking at properties here, Kyle Weaver pretty much killed it in his stints with the Jazz last season, and we didn't even invite him to training camp.
Way more analysis later on in the day . . .