by Elmer Mejia | The Utah Jazz played their last regular season game today against the Spurs. They played them last Friday, as well, and were looking for revenge after losing 119-111.
The Jazz started off great in the first quarter. Mitchell was active early on and scored 11 points. The Jazz were on fire beyond the three point line. They were scoring from everywhere and looked amazing. They ended up outscoring the Spurs 41-24 by the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the Jazz started slow but kept the lead. Ed Davis injured his left knee and did not return to the game. Although Mitchell and Clarkson worked well together, the high scoring slowed down tremendously and the Jazz only scored 20 points this quarter. They ended the quarter on top 61-50.
The third quarter began with bench versus bench. The Jazz’s second unit played hard. They put some minutes in and let Quin Snyder know that they are ready when called upon. The Jazz kept the lead, ending the quarter 87-77.
In the fourth quarter, the bench continued to score and Jarrell Brantley was showing off his skills. Rayjon Tucker was the leading scorer with 18 points. They made 15 three’s and shot 46.5% from the field.
The Jazz took revenge this time around with a 118-112 win. The Jazz dominated the paint and had more steals than their last Spurs matchup in the NBA Restart.
The Jazz will play the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the NBA Playoffs on Monday. The game will be broadcast at 11:30 AM MST on ESPN.
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