|SPURS||Manu Ginobili 21.2||Tim Duncan 9.8||Tony Parker 7.6|
|JAZZ||Deron Williams 22.3||Paul Millsap 9.5||Deron Williams 10.1|
The Utah Jazz (8-4) are coming off a 98-88 victory over the New Jersey Nets after their five game winning streak were halted by a 115-108 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Tim Duncan might reach another milestone, and has a good chance to surpass David Robinson as the Spurs’ career scoring leader against the Jazz. Duncan is only 12 points shy of Robinson’s all-time franchise scoring record of 20,790 points.
The Jazz will enter this ball game feeling pretty good about themselves. They won all four season games against the Spurs last year, although with some lineup changes from both teams, they outcome could be different this time around.
KEYS TO THE GAME
Defense — It will be key for the Spurs to contain Deron Williams on offense. Plus they will have to limit the Jazz’s inside scoring, controlling the boards and interior defense are two main things they will have to focus on the defensive end of the floor.
Offense — Deron Williams leads their offensive attack and his ability to get his teammates involve on offense will be key. He will also have a lot of help on offense. Entering this game, five Jazz players are averaging in double figures.
Defense — It will be key for the Jazz to limit the Spurs’ dribble penetrations and inside game, but they also have to be wary of the Spurs’ outside shooting. The Spurs are making 44.2% of their shots from beyond the arc.
Spurs — James Anderson – stress fracture (out)
Jazz — Paul Millsap – severe head cold (day-to-day), Al Jefferson – sore lower back (day-to-day), C.J. Miles – back (game time decision)
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