The Utah Jazz play host to the San Antonio Spurs at the Vivint Arena on Monday night.
The San Antonio Spurs were on a nice run before dropping their last three games and they will still be hurting after last night’s heartbreaking 113-111 overtime loss to the 76ers. Lonnie Walker led the team in scoring with 23 points on nine of 19 shooting, Keldon Johnson added 18 points with six rebounds and five assists, Rudy Gay scored 18 points with 10 rebounds while Gorgui Dieng chipped in with 17 points off the bench. As a team, the Spurs shot 44 percent from the field and 12 of 31 from the 3-point line as they fought hard to rally back from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to force overtime, only to lose in the final second as the 76res’ Ben Simmons made the tip shot to beat the buzzer. Devin Vassell scored just four points on one of six shooting while Patty Mills scored just six points on two of 10 shooting.
Meanwhile, the Utah Jazz have been in decent shape as they’ve won six of their past 10 games and they will be hoping to build some momentum after sneaking past the Raptors in a 106-102 home win on Saturday. Bojan Bogdanovic led the team with 34 points on 12 of 22 shooting, Joe Ingles and Jordan Clarkson each scored 15 points while Rudy Gobert chipped in with 13 points, 16 rebounds and one block. As a team, the Jazz shot 47 percent from the field and 17 of 41 from the 3-point line as they struggled to get going and trailed by as many as 10 points late in the second quarter. However, the Jazz were able to regroup in the second half and escape with the narrow win after holding the Raptors to just 13 points in the fourth quarter.
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The Spurs must be low on confidence after last night’s narrow loss to the 76ers and you just wonder how much they’re going to have left in the tank after going into overtime. The Jazz haven’t been at their best as they’ve struggled a bit without Mike Conley and Donovan Mitchell, but they were good enough against the Raptors on Saturday and they should be able to take advantage of a tired Spurs team still playing without Dejounte Murray. Give me the Jazz to pull away late for the win and cover at home.