Found May 06, 2012 on The Sport Mentalist 2:

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 but the biggest mistake made by head coach Tyrone Corbin was letting point guard Devin Harris play passively during the first two games of the series.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE »

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Utah's Jefferson has 'mad respect' for Spurs

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Tony Parker elevates Spurs to defeat Jazz 102-90

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San Antonio Spurs Sweep Jazz, Advance to Second Round of NBA Playoffs

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...

Spurs 102, Jazz 90

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