Spurs bench stars, lose to Jazz, 11-game winning streak endsPosted by Inside Hoops
With a playoff spot locked up and a grueling stretch ahead, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich called it a ”no brainer” to rest stars Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili.
That was fine by a Utah Jazz team still trying to punch a ticket to the postseason.
After losing to the Spurs by 10 on Sunday night in San Antonio, the Jazz (30-28) rebounded with a 91-84 victory in Monday’s rematch in Salt Lake City.
”We wanted to come out and get a little bit of revenge from last night,” said Gordon Hayward, who started at shooting guard Monday for the injury-depleted Jazz. ”They battled and battled until the end and we were able to come out on top.”
Credit Devin Harris, who scored 11 straight for the Jazz in the fourth quarter and had a team-high 25 points…
Al Jefferson led the Jazz with four blocks. He added 12 points and 10 rebounds and a steal.
Paul Millsap had 18 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks for the Jazz, and sealed the win with a put-back dunk with 43 seconds remaining.
– Reported by the Associated Press