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Jazz Late Rally Falls Short Against Spurs

Oct 11, 2022, 9:22 PM | Updated: 9:30 pm

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SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz fell to the San Antonio Spurs 111-104 dropping their preseason home opener.

The game marked the home opener for the Jazz at Vivint Arena.

The Jazz were without Mike Conley (rest), Malik Beasley (ankle sprain), and Udoka Azubuike (ankle surgery) against the Spurs.

First Quarter

The Jazz struggled to defend the rim in the first quarter allowing the Spurs to build a double-digit lead midway through the period.

San Antonio was led in scoring by Keldon Johnson who poured in 10 points on 4-6 shooting including 2-3 from downtown.

Collin Sexton led the Jazz with seven points on 2-5 shooting including 1-2 from downtown.

After one the Jazz trailed the Spurs 39-26.

Second Quarter

The Jazz stopped passing the ball on offense, instead settling for difficult threes or contested midrange shots in the halfcourt.

The Spurs shooting cooled off in the second quarter as they knocked down 10-20 field goal attempts and 3-7 from three.

Jared Butler scored eight points in the quarter on 2-5 shooting and led all Jazz scorers with 10 points at the break.

At the half the Jazz trailed the Spurs 63-47.

Third Quarter

The Spurs once again dominated the third quarter outscoring the Jazz 30-26 and shooting 48 percent from the floor.

Devin Vassell scored eight points in the frame and had 24 points to lead all scorers through 36 minutes.

Lauri Markkanen scored 11 points in the third quarter and had an 18 point, 10 rebound double-double heading into the fourth quarter

After three, the Jazz trailed San Antonio 93-73.

Fourth Quarter

The Jazz battled back against the Spurs in the fourth quarter led by the steady point guard play of Jared Butler.

Along with Walker Kessler the Jazz youngsters battled back trimming the Spurs lead to just six with 3:18 left to play but the Spurs answered with back-to-back buckets to put the game out of reach.

Butler finished with 13 points, seven rebounds, and six assists while Kessler added 12 points, seven rebounds, and three blocks in the loss.

The Jazz fell to the Spurs 111-104 in their preseason home opener.

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