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Now that they are leading the first-round series 2-0 and completely smashed the Utah Jazz in Game 2, the San Antonio Spurs are comfortably in control of the series versus the Jazz and are looking to win Game 3 Saturday and put a strangle hold on the series.
But even though the Spurs are cruising right now and are looking like they may be headed to the Western Conference Semi-Finals, Manu Ginobili is saying the team must respect Utah and remain humble.
"They are a team that we respect," said Ginobili, who scored only four points in Game 2. "They play hard, they're going to be hurt and they're going to play at home, so there's a lot of things that are combined for expecting a real tough couple of games.
"We have to stay humble. We just did our job, taking care of homecourt advantage. We'll see how it goes in Salt Lake City."
Until the Spurs are the first to win four games, the series against the Jazz is not over.
The Spurs will be entering hostile territory and not only face a Jazz team looking to redeem themselves after their embarrassing loss in Game 2, they will be facing a hostile crowd in Utah looking to spur their team on to victory.
However, this Spurs team is not one to boast, brag or create a war-of-words with their opponent let alone the Jazz. The Spurs are professionals and know the task at hand doesn't mean letting their foot go off the gas pedal.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Spurs took advantage of a day off from their series with the Jazz on Thursday to take in The Avengers premiere, and Tony Parker tweeted a photo of the guys hanging out.
POWER OF PERSUASION
The San Antonio Spurs made quick work of the Utah Jazz in game two of their playoff series as they defeated them handily by the score of 114-83.During the game, Spurs guard Tony Parker had an interesting exchange with head coach Gregg Popovich who wanted to limit him to 29 minutes.Then, Tony P told Popovich that he was rested and to quote him, "I'm 29":
For a nation of comic book fans, the Avengers movie premiered nationally on Thursday and it appears that some members of the San Antonio Spurs got a chance to see the flick.Check out Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Tiago Splitter, Cory Joseph, Danny Green, Manu Ginobili, Matt Bonner, Boris Diaw and Patty Mills hanging with some hardcore Avengers fans on Thursday night:(Courtesy of Project Spurs)
“NBA.com” has reported that San Antonio Spurs bench boss Gregg Popovich was named the NBA Coach Of The Year Award. Popovich who has been the Spurs head coach for the last 16 seasons, won the award for the second time; he also received it for the 2002-2003 campaign.
Popovich did a very skilful job during the regular season as he led his squad to a mark of 50-16; tying the Chicago...
SAN ANTONIO - With an almost blank expression on his face, it was impossible to tell that San Antonio rookie Kawhi Leonard had just played a leading role in his team's 114-83 conquest of Utah Wednesday at the AT&T Center. It wasn't much different with Danny Green, another member of the Spurs' supporting cast who took center stage. While they might not have been...
Though Orlando Magic's Ryan Anderson took home the 2011-12 NBA Most Improved Player award today, San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green and Tony Parker garnered a few votes for the award.
Green received 27 overall votes and Parker received three votes for MIP falling way short of Anderson's 260 overall votes.
Green and Parker truly deserved some votes considering Green wasn...
Tony Parker scored 18 points and the San Antonio Spurs handed Utah its second-worst playoff loss in franchise history, beating the Jazz 114-83 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round series.
NBA Coach of the Year Gregg Popovich practically put the Spurs on autopilot after a 20-0 run in the second quarter that stunned the Jazz, who had vowed to play better after...
Coach Gregg Popovich modeled his San Antonio Spurs after the small-market Utah Jazz, following the lead of Jerry Sloan, who had a no-nonsense style and hard-nosed players.
If the first two games of their first-round Western Conference matchup are any indication, the Jazz still have a long way to go to regain the swagger of the good old days under Sloan, Karl Malone and John Stockton...
The San Antonio Spurs are up 2-0 in their first-round series versus the Utah Jazz thanks in large part to the play of Tony Parker and his ability to create havoc for the Jazz defense.
But heading into the series, many pointed to the Spurs' lack of size as a weakness the Jazz would exploit with Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap and Derrick Favors. However, Spurs' Tim Duncan has...
SAN ANTONIO – The Jazz may have kept it close in Game 1 but what a difference the next game can make.
Tony Parker led seven San Antonio players in double figures and the Spurs steamrolled Utah 114-83 to take a 2-0 lead in their series.
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Game one and two are over. The San Antonio Spurs won both games by double-digits as the Utah Jazz have yet to make this contest look like an actual playoff series. Now the playoff series moves to Salt Lake City, where the Jazz held a 25-8 record in Energy Solutions Arena. The fans will be motivated to cheer on their home team, but the question remains if the Jazz themselves have...
For as much as the Utah Jazz were captured is sound bites after Game 1 talking about being more intense, playing more physical and all but putting a bounty on San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker's head, Game 2 proved to be an even tougher challenge with the Spurs playing the aggressor.
The Jazz fought from behind all game, never taking a lead in the Spurs 114-83 thrashing.
ESPN released a list this week of the highest paying sports franchises in the world. They ranked them based on the average salary they pay to their players each year.
Not surprisingly, there are a lot of European soccer teams at the top along with the New York Yankees, but would you believe the San Antonio Spurs are 12th on the list? They’re sitting right behind Manchester...
In the 2007 NBA playoffs, the Cleveland Cavaliers led by LeBron James blazed through the Eastern Conference on their way to what many people thought would be the first of many NBA Finals appearances for the league’s most talented and most beloved superstar.James looked very Jordan-esque as he willed the Cavaliers past the lowly Washington Wizards in four easy games, fought past...