San Antonio Spurs vs Utah Jazz: 3 talking points from the match
The Utah Jazz had a blowout win over the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night. The Jazz raced on to an early lead and never looked back.
The Utah Jazz went into halftime with a 16 points lead. After the first quarter alone they had a 14 point lead. All the starters sat out the fourth quarter as the fate of the match was well decided before the fourth quarter.
Donovan Mitchell led the Utah Jazz in scoring with 20 points on 7-13 shooting from the field and 4-6 shooting from the three point line. None of the Spurs starters were impressive. Jakob Poeltl who arrived at Spurs in the trade package of Kawhi Leonard scored the team high 20 points on 9-11 shooting from the floor.
The Utah Jazz after the match moved above the Spurs in the standings. The Jazz currently lie in the 11th place in the Western Conference playoff standings with a 12-13 record. The Spurs are now the 14th ranked team in the Western Conference with an 11-13 record. Here are some key talking points from the match:
#3 Great ball movement from the Jazz
The Jazz are a very good defensive team. They clog the lane with two of the best defensive bigs in the game.
But the key part of their success in this game was their ball movement. They had 38 assists for the game and ripped open the Spurs defense. All the Jazz players contributed to this superb ball movement.
Ricky Rubio and Ingles led the team with 7 assists each. Rudy Gobert had 4 assists and Neto also had 4 assists. The Jazz played as a team and got a great contribution from all their players.