March Game Streams -- Pounding The Rock -- Jazz vs Spurs coverage
You don't have to be a supercomputer to understand that the San Antonio Spurs have no trouble against the Utah Jazz. And they haven't had trouble with us for a very long time. The Spurs, tops in the Western Conference (and the entire NBA right now), are 49-16. They are also 25-8 at home, have won 9 of their last 10 games, and are currently on a nine game winning streak. No one on their team is hurt, and they are playing like they know they can. The Jazz, on the other end of the spectrum, are tied for last in the conference at 22-44, and are a pitiful 8-25 on the road and have lost the last 3 games. Utah is 2-8 in their last ten, and the cherry on top is that the Jazz are 20-65 in San Antone all-time (regular season only).
I'm frankly surprised that the line is only so much:
Tonight's #JazzOdds: Jazz +14.5 at SAS, O/U 199.5. Jazz are 30-33-3 vs. the spread and 29-36-1 O/U. Send me your picks! #UTAatSAS @slcdunk— Mike (@RxMike12) March 16, 2014
Yeah. Well, it's almost easy money right? No. Gregg Poppovich will probably sit some guys to keep it interesting after the 5 minute mark of the third quarter. If this is a no-fault game the Jazz should go out of their way to make this educational, and not just a whuppin'.
Tyrone Corbin appears to be open to that idea, he may start Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter together despite having Marvin Williams back and available to play.
If you are going to be watching this game, let's make this a learning experience too. Find out three things the Spurs do that we don't, and let's list them during the game thread. I'm talking about setting proper screens, or having the guards take more shots in the paint than from outside or whatever. If you are going to learn from a team, learn from the best.
And there's no question at all that the Spurs are the best.
We may not be keen on getting another butt kicking, but we should be smart enough to make it worth while.