5 things to watch: Jazz vs. Spurs


    San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) shoots as Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles, left, defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday Dec. 4, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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    The San Antonio Spurs (12-14) and Utah Jazz (13-13) will meet for the second time this season with the Jazz leading the Spurs 1-0 in the regular-season series.

    The last time the Spurs and Jazz played resulted in a 139-105 win for Utah. Jakob Poeltl led the Spurs with 20 points while the Jazz connected on 20 three-point shots en route to the big win.

    The Spurs are coming off a 133-120 home win versus the Lakers. DeMar DeRozan had 36 points in the win.

    The Jazz are coming off a 118-91 win over the Rockets. Derrick Favors had 24 points to pace Utah.

    And as the Spurs continue their 6-game home stand, here are five things to watch for in tonight's game:

    1. Utah is 9-7 on the road averaging 105 points per game.
    2. In seven road losses, Utah averages 95 points per game.
    3. On the road, Utah averages 50.9 points in the paint.
    4. The Spurs are 71-22 all-time at home versus the Jazz and have won 2-straight at home.
    5. The Spurs are 6-7 off one day of rest and average 109.2 points per game this season.


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