Fourth Quarter: Spurs 105, Jazz 139
Spurs give up 76 points in third, fourth quarters en route to defeath
As the night went on, Utah got stronger on the both ends of the court while the Spurs struggled to sustain any kind of momentum. San Antonio was outplayed on the glass (32 rebounds to Utah's 42), in three-point shooting (32 percent to Utah's 61 percent) and in finding cohesiveness as a unit (25 assists to Utah's 38).
As a result, San Antonio has now gone over a month since consecutive victories, dropping to 11-13 on the season. They next travel to Los Angeles to take on the Lakers Wednesday night at 9:30 p.m.
Third Quarter: Spurs 77, Jazz 104
Jazz throttling San Antonio offense through three quarters on Tuesday
The Spurs went step-for-step with the Jazz in an effort to claw back from their deficit coming out of the locker room, but Utah's defense clampdown continued. With one quarter to go, San Antonio doesn't find itself in a hole; the Spurs are in a crater.
Through three frames of Tuesday night's game, Utah has shot 56 percent from the field, including 60 percent from 3-point land. By comparison, San Antonio has shot 51 and 27 percent, respectively.
Second Quarter: Spurs 47, Jazz 63
Utah hot from beyond the arc as Jazz continues to pummel San Antonio
San Antonio's offense went cold in the second quarter. At one point, they went over three minutes without scoring any points, representing a 12-2 run for the Jazz.
DeRozan, Aldridge and Co. also had trouble slowing down Utah's hot hands from downtown.
The Spurs began to rally in the final minutes of the second frame, but couldn't win the quarter, resulting in a 16-point halftime deficit. Through one half of play, Aldridge and DeRozan have combined for 24 points on 11-17 shooting from the field; the other three starters have just 12 points between them.
Donovan Mitchell of Utah has a game-high 15 points.
First Quarter: Spurs 20, Jazz 34
Utah shoots 100 percent on free throws in first quarter, Spurs never get to the line
Despite 8 first-quarter points from LaMarcus Aldridge, the first frame of Tuesday's game ended with San Antonio in an early hole.
Backed by 6 early points from Donovan Mitchell, the Jazz jumped out to an early first quarter lead over the Spurs, leading 13-6 three minutes into the matchup.
By the end of the quarter, the Spurs had shot just under 41 percent compared to the Jazz's 60 percent. They also struggled to draw fouls; they didn't get to the charity stripe once while Utah went 8-8 at the line.
In a matchup of teams with near-identical records, the Spurs will be looking to capitalize on momentum from a big Sunday win when they take on the Jazz in Utah.
Something will have to give in the matchup. Utah (11-13) is a lowly 2-6 at home this year while San Antonio (11-12) sports a 4-8 record away from AT&T Center this year.
After his team's 113-118 victory over the Trail Blazers, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said their focus will be building on what they did right—and working for consecutive wins for the first time since a four-game stretch of victories that ended Nov. 3.
Tipoff between the Spurs and Jazz is at 8 p.m. CT. Follow along here for quarter-by-quarter updates and analysis by the KENS 5 team.