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Devin Harris scored 25 points, including 11 straight in the fourth quarter, and the Utah Jazz halted the San Antonio Spurs' 11-game winning streak and boosted their own playoff hopes with a 91-84 victory Monday night.
Paul Millsap added 18 points for the Jazz, who avenged a 114-104 road loss Sunday to the Spurs.
Utah (30-28) is injury riddled but the Spurs (40-15) were short-handed in a different way, choosing not to bring stars Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili for the rematch. Coach Gregg Popovich wanted that trio, averaging 46.8 points, to rest.
Gary Neal and Tiago Splitter scored 14 points apiece, and DeJuan Blair added 13 in San Antonio's first loss since March 17.
BEST OF MAXIM
Devin Harris was the other point guard in last year's blockbuster Deron Williams trade, overshadowed even by Utah's acquisition of power forward Derrick Favors in the same deal.
Now Harris is finally on a roll offensively, and it comes at a critical time, with eight games left and Utah (30-28) trying to sneak into the playoffs. Entering Tuesday, the Jazz were 1 1/2 games...
HE'S STILL GOT IT
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is always good for a sound byte or two but recently, he decided to have a little bit of fun with a reporter.A local reporter asked him if the entire team would be making an upcoming road trip and asked if it was a fair question.He should have known better:(Courtesy of Spurs.com)
The San Antonio Spurs seem to be rolling at the right time, having won their last 11 games and 28 of their last 33.That kind of success breeds confidence and Spurs guard Tony Parker talked about his confidence in the Spurs with just 12 games remaining before the playoffs start.On his French radio show, Parker said the Spurs have what it takes to win their fifth NBA championship....
The San Antonio Spurs were without stars Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili as they tried to extend their 11-game winning streak Monday against the Utah Jazz.
The trio stayed behind in San Antonio rather than travel to Salt Lake City. The Spurs (40-14) beat the Jazz 114-104 in San Antonio on Sunday night and already have clinched a playoff spot.
Coach Greg Popovich called...
Tony Parker scored 28 points and Manu Ginobili had 23 as the San Antonio Spurs beat the visiting Utah Jazz 114-104 for their 11th consecutive victory.
The Spurs also clinched their 15th straight playoff berth.
San Antonio has won six in a row over Utah and is 26-2 in the last 28 matchups. The teams meet again Monday night in Utah to complete the back-to-back home-and-home series...
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich knows the long-term benefits of resting players far exceed any short-term benefits. And that was evident last night in the Spurs' loss to the Utah Jazz.
Though the team fought tooth-and-nail until the waning moments of the fourth quarter, the Spurs couldn't extend their winning streak to 12. This was mainly because Pop chose to...
The San Antonio Spurs pushed their winning streak to 11 on a night when coach Gregg Popovich committed to playing just 10 men.
That health prioritizing isn't likely to change - whether first place is on the line or not.
Tony Parker scored 28 points, Manu Ginobili had 23 off the bench and the Spurs reached their second 11-game winning streak of the season, beating the Utah Jazz...
Tiago Splitter has been healthy this season and his presence has allowed Gregg Popovich to limit Tim Duncan to a career-low 28.4 minutes per game.
Boris Diaw is averaging 4.1 points and 3.6 rebounds over 20 minutes per game since joining the Spurs.
The San Antonio Spurs cruised to their 11th straight win in the opener of this home-and-home set against the Utah Jazz. Maintaining the streak isn't important to coach Gregg Popovich.
Popovich continues to reiterate that prioritizing health is his focus in the season's final month as the visiting Spurs try to defeat the Jazz for the seventh straight time Monday night.
Say what you will about San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, but when it comes to being their for past colleagues, and friends, he is always there to help out.
Tonight the Spurs will face the Los Angeles Lakers in San Antonio which will also be a return home for Lakers head coach Mike Brown.
Brown used to be one of Pop's assistant coaches from 2000-2003, and even helped...