At least the game did not go to overtime. After another slew of extra periods lately, that’s one bright side for the Spurs.
Monday’s game in Utah did not game down to the wire, not even close, so at least the Spurs didn’t have to spend a night in Salt Lake City wondering what might have been.
The NBA-leading Jazz – still mighty while missing their starting backcourt – led wire-to-wire in crushing the Spurs 110-99 at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
Bojan Bogdanovic scored 25 points to lead the Jazz, while Rudy Gobert had 24 points and 15 rebounds.
Utah won without guards Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley, who were out with injury.
The Jazz led by as many as 25 points in the first half and never let the Spurs back within single digits.
San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay (22) shoots as Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) defends in the first half during an NBA basketball game Monday, May 3, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) and San Antonio Spurs center Gorgui Dieng (7) battle for a rebound in the first half during an NBA basketball game Monday, May 3, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) shoots as San Antonio Spurs guard…