Ginobili helps Spurs take down JazzJan 27, 2011 - 7:15 AM Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - Manu Ginobili finished with 26 points, seven assists and six rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs jumped out early and held on, topping the Utah Jazz, 112-105, at Energy Solutions Arena.
Tony Parker scored 23 with six assists, while both Tim Duncan and Gary Neal added 13 points for the Spurs, who have won 10 of their last 11. Richard Jefferson added 14 points for the victors.
Deron Williams led the Jazz with a game-high 39 points and nine assists, while Al Jefferson contributed 22 points and nine rebounds as the Jazz dropped their sixth straight game.
"We just lost our sixth straight game," Williams said. "We played better, we played harder. But still, a loss tastes sour."
C.J. Miles added 13 points in a reserve role and Andrei Kirilenko supplied 10 points and six rebounds in the loss.
San Antonio took an 88-78 lead into the fourth. However, a late 8-2 Utah run, started with a Williams jumper at 1:48 and ending with an easy Miles layup inside the final half minute, cut the Spurs' lead down to 107-103.
Forced to foul, the Jazz then sent George Hill to the line with 30.7 ticks remaining, he made both. Williams converted on a driving layup on the far end to keep the Spurs' margin to four, but after Ginobili made 1-of-2 from the line, Williams missed back-to-back three-pointers inside the final 15 seconds, and Parker iced two from the line with four seconds remaining to account for the final margin.
"It was a great win for us, especially you know they were coming from five losses, so we knew they are going to play with a lot of energy and give us their best shot, and they play great, and we made more stops and made more shots than them," Parker said. "It was just a great game overall. A great win for us."
Parker was 5-of-6 from the field in the first quarter as the Spurs took a 29-25 lead after the opening 12 minutes. San Antonio connected on 12-of-19 from the field in the second quarter as it widened its margin to 58-49 at the break.
Williams scored 12 in the third quarter on 5-of-6 from the field, however, Ginobili added 12 of his own in the third, including 5-of-5 from the line, as the Spurs widened their margin to 10 after three quarters.
Hill added 10 points in a reserve role for San Antonio...DeJuan Blair grabbed nine rebounds for the Spurs...The Jazz held a 60-54 advantage in points in the paint...Utah shot 75 percent from the line, 79.3 percent from the charity stripe for the Spurs.
- SAN ANTONIO: 112
Jan 27 12:18 AM
- SAN ANTONIO: 88
End of 3rd
Jan 26 11:37 PM
- SAN ANTONIO: 58
Jan 26 10:49 PM
- SAN ANTONIO: 29
End of 1st
Jan 26 10:16 PM
- SAN ANTONIO: 0
1st Quarter - 12:00
Jan 26 9:45 PM
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