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The Utah Jazz will start their big lineup with second-year pro Derrick Favors against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 as they look to avoid a sweep Monday night.
The Jazz have lost the first three games by a combined 58 points.
Gordon Hayward moves to shooting guard and Paul Millsap moves to small forward so Favors can step into the power forward role.
Josh Howard moves to the bench.
Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said he is searching for something new to avoid giving up so many points early.
The 6-foot-10 Favors saw his most extensive action in the series Saturday. He is averaging 10.3 points and 9.3 rebounds in the series.
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Guard Raja Bell says his career with the Utah Jazz is over, calling the damage ''irreparable'' and saying coach Tyrone Corbin was ''unprofessional'' because of a lack of communication.
The 35-year-old Bell has one more year left on his contract but was hopeful the team would work out an offseason trade.
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Many thought they were too old, but the Spurs emerged as legitimate title contenders during the lockout-shortened season. As expected, they have handled the Jazz with relative ease through the first three games of the opening round of the playoffs. San Antonio currently has a 3-0 series lead over Utah, but the Jazz have not given up just yet. Actually, at least one of them has.
Paul Millsap is known for his determination on the basketball court as much as his skill. He came in to league known as an undersized big man who could hustle and rebound. He's turned himself in one of best power forwards in the league, not to mention the Utah Jazz's emotional leader.
It would make sense then, that unlike Al Jefferson's kind words about the San...
With the Utah Jazz going into Game 4 already down 3-0 in their series with the San Antonio Spurs, there doesn’t seem to be any hope of salvaging this series. No team has won a series after losing the first three games and the Jazz aren’t in any danger of changing that statistic.Utah hasn’t even been able to keep the score close. All three losses have been by 10 points or more...
The Utah Jazz relied on a strong interior presence all season long. That dominating post play, however, has yet to show up in the postseason. Now that
they're down 3-0 to the Spurs after Saturday's 102-90 Game 3 loss to the San Antonio
Spurs, history says it's too late. Tony Parker lit the Jazz up again for 27 points and Tim Duncan added 17 points, but the
SALT LAKE CITY – There was not much to see. The Jazz simply just got beat. It wasn’t humiliating or tagged with a dramatic story arc, they just got beat.
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Down 3-0 in their playoff series versus the San Antonio Spurs, the Utah Jazz seem over-matched in most facets of the game in their playoff series versus the Spurs.
The Spurs are looking much like an NBA championship team in these three playoff games and Utah's Al Jefferson feels the same way.
Now facing elimination, though Jefferson said can be beat, he also says the Spurs...
SALT LAKE CITY – The Jazz has been silenced until the 2012-2013 season. In the final game of their Western Conference quarterfinals series it was the San Antonio Spurs Manu Ginobli that did them in.
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On the same day Utah's Al Jefferson said no NBA team could beat San Antonio, the Jazz fulfilled part of his prophecy. Utah fell to the Spurs for the fourth straight game, giving San Antonio the sweep and a spot in the second round of the NBA playoffs. Here are the recaps from the games that took place Monday, May 7. Be sure to check out more of our in-depth Associated Press recaps...
The San Antonio Spurs swept the Utah Jazz last night and will now wait for their next opponent in the Western Conference Semi-Finals. After Game 4 last night, the Jazz spoke on losing to the Spurs.
Al Jefferson said he can tell the Spurs were playing with a chip on their shoulders, alluding to the Spurs losing to the Grizzlies last season in the playoffs.
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SALT LAKE CITY -- In their first home playoff game in two years, the Utah Jazz played much better than they did in two blowout losses at San Antonio.That didn't, however, translate into a Jazz win. And judging NBA history, the Spurs are second-round-bound. Tony Parker scored 27 points, Tim Duncan added 17 and the deep Spurs put the Jazz on the brink of elimination with an...
In finishing off the Utah Jazz 87-81 last night, the San Antonio Spurs showed why they’re one of the best teams in the NBA: the depth of their bench. The Spurs’ reserves outscored the Jazz 57-10, led by Manu Ginobili’s 17, which is great news for Spurs fans because Manu had been struggling in the first three games. Game 4 was definitely the biggest defensive battle between...