The Spurs led the Jazz by as many as nine points in the first half of their first-round NBA Playoffs series, and take a 54-47 lead into the break. Tony Parker led San Antonio with 16 points, equaling the output from the rest of the Spurs' starters.
Parker told ESPN's Ric Bucher that he felt "a little bit winded, a little bit out of rhythm, especially in the first quarter." Hmm. Possible. But maybe he just needs to tie his shoes tighter.
Here are some more notes from the first half
• San Antonio got 22 points off their bench. That helps!
• Tim Duncan looks young ... then he looks old.
At first, Duncan was like:
But then he was like:
Insta-Reax from our team bloggers
I think corbin is right to not bring in big lineup in 1st half. safe that as game changer in 4th. don't let SA adjust to it beforehand.— Amar (@AllThatAmar) April 29, 2012
From our Spurs blog, Pounding the Rock:
Spurs are still shaking rust. They've had a little too much rest, still working on gelling— Pounding the Rock (@poundingtherock) April 29, 2012
Even though the Spurs are up 8, the Spurs are NOT sharp right now— Pounding the Rock (@poundingtherock) April 29, 2012
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