After losing to the New Orleans Hornets [32-12], the San Antonio Spurs [28-15] has to deal with another loss against the Utah Jazz [27-18]. The Spurs' game against the Hornets was troublesome. Very troublesome. The Hornets were shooting 3's and the Spurs clearly wasn't shooting well with 10.0% beyond the arc. Peja Stojacovic looks like he's just in practice and most of his 3's look effortless. I watched the game, okay. So, I witnessed the downfall of the Spurs to the Hornets. "It was a really big win for us," said Chris Paul. Enough with the Hornets-Spurs game. Let's just go down to Spurs visit to the EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, UT.
The Utah Jazz overpowered and handed the San Antonio Spurs' second straight loss, 97-91. The Spurs really have a serious problem offensively. Tony Parker, I think, was someplace else with only 5 pts. "(Tony) definitely doesn't have the same explosion. He's still trying to find his total focus back and get his heel healthy," said Gregg Popovich. Manu Ginobili [29 pts] and Tim Duncan [26 pts, 11 rebs] did great but wasn't really enough to win against the Jazz. Carlos Boozer had 23 pts, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists. Deron Williams had done his job very well with 11 pts and 14 rebounds. The Jazz played really physical this time against the Spurs.
Spurs' Annual Rodeo Trip SUM is DIFFICULTY
The Jazz, Sonics, Suns*, Pacers, Wizards, Knicks, Celtics, Raptors, Cavaliers road games all sum up to the difficult times that lie ahead for the San Antonio Spurs. I am also expecting that when the Spurs meet the Washington Wizards, Agent Zero will be back on his jersey.
Gregg Popovich on Kyle Korver