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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.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](http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=304&sid=8726224) 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.