GAME PREVIEW: Jazz at Spurs

GAME PREVIEW: Jazz at Spurs

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SAN ANTONIO -- February 28, 1999 - exactly ten years, eight months and 22 days ago. That date may not jump out to most, but for the Jazz it has a lot of significance.

Karl Malone dumped 30 points on the Spurs in the old Alamo Dome, as the Jazz defeated San Antonio 101-87. That was the last time Utah experienced a road victory against the Spurs.

Losers of 20 straight road games against the Spurs, the Jazz (5-6) will try to change their fortune as they take on San Antonio (4-5) Thursday night in the AT&T Center.

![](![](**Game 12** Utah Jazz (5-6) at San Antonio Spurs (4-5) **Date:** Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 **Time:** 7:30 p.m. CT (6:30 MT) **Site:** AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX **TV:** FSN; Comcast - Ch. 52 (HD Ch. 693), DIRECTV - Ch. 684 (HD Ch. 684-1), DISH - 446 (HD 9516) **Radio:** 1320 AM KFAN or 98.7 FM **Series Record:** Jazz lead 1-0 **Last Meeting in San Antonio:** 4/10/2008 - SPURS 105, JAZZ 99 **Last Overall Meeting:** 11/05/09 - JAZZ 113, SPURS 99
The Jazz are coming into this game fresh off of a 104-91 win over the Toronto Raptors Wednesday. Jazz power forward [Carlos Boozer shot 6-8 from the field]( and scored 12 points in first quarter as the Jazz jumped out to a 33-17 lead.

"It took us a little bit of time to gel, but we're there," Boozer said in his post game interview. "We're having fun right now."

San Antonio is looking to rebound after a heartbreaking overtime loss to the Mavericks. Dallas went on an 8-0 run in overtime to give their Spurs their fourth straight road loss.

KSL takes a look back and a look ahead as we prep for the game against the Spurs.

What did we learn about the Jazz against Toronto?

  • Jazz rookies Eric Maynor and Wesley Matthews can play. Maynor scored 11 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter.
  • When Carlos Boozer plays with intensity, he can put up some big numbers.
  • Andrei Kirilenko is a threat off the bench. He finished with 20 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two blocks

What can the Jazz expect from San Antonio?

  • Richard Jefferson is averaging 18.5 points in his last six games. Jefferson has also scored in double figures five times and has 20+ points in his last three of his last four games.

Probable Jazz starting lineup

  • C - Kyrylo Fesenko, 7-1, 300 lbs., Ukraine
  • PF - Carlos Boozer, 6-9, 260 lbs., Duke
  • SF - Ronnie Brewer, 6-7, 236 lbs., Arkansas
  • SG - Wesley Matthews, 6-5, 224 lbs., Marquette
  • PG - Deron Williams, 6-3, 207 lbs., Illinois

Probable Spurs starting lineup

  • PG - George Hill
  • SG - Keith Bogans
  • SF - Richard Jefferson
  • PF - DeJuan Blair
  • C - Tim Duncan

Jazz Injury Updates

  • Kyle Korver and C.J. Miles out, but both worked out hard today. Korver was even shooting before the game.
  • Ronnie Price - OUT, but will not need surgery. Will continue rehab
  • Mehmet Okur - OUT, flu like symptoms

Spurs Injury Updates

Manu Ginobili (SG) - OUT (strained left groin) - Tony Parker (PG) - doubtful (ankle)


With both Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker out for Thursday's game, this is a great opportunity for the Jazz to steal a win away from the Spurs in San Antonio.

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