The Utah Jazz were wishing they might “shock the world” by having an upset from the top-seeded Spurs yet now acknowledge making it through the very first-round Western Conference series is always to “rewrite history.”
The Spurs are set on closing the series in Game 4 on Monday.
“We want to make it happen,” Spurs forward Tim Duncan stated Sunday following a short practice. “Obviously you want to avoid injuries, get just as much relaxation as you possibly can, stay as fresh as you possibly can. All that equals looking to get the series done as rapidly as you possibly can.”
Jazz center Al Jefferson will not concede the overall game but states the Spurs - those who win of 13 straight now - are the most useful team within the 2010 nfl playoffs.
“I imagine we are playing against a team that's at its peak,” stated Jefferson, that has battled to protect the Spurs' pick-and-roll and it is depth. “I aren't seeing nobody beating them. We ain't quit trying. But this can be a great team.”
Utah has lost the very first three games by 58 points combined and star sixth-guy Manu Ginobili has not even designed a 3-pointer.
Because the Jazz search for solutions, coach Tyrone Corbin stated he might consider giving second-year professional Derrick Favours a start but wouldn't announce any decision until Monday.
The 6-10 Favours has 31 points, 28 rebounds and four blocks in three games and saw his most extensive action Saturday.
Corbin performed Favours 32 minutes in Saturday's 102-90 loss but stated he warrants much more time because his athleticism, competitive character and desire are earning an effect.