The San Antonio Spurs scored in a must-win over the Utah Jazz 119-111 who missed four starters and Joe Ingles has limited minutes that sit for the second half. The Jazz also didn’t put back Jordan Clarkson in the game for the rest of the second half.
The Spurs were led by Derrick White who played well in the bubble so far. He continues to be consistent both ends of the court, as he scored 24 points with four triples, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists. White is leading the team in minutes with more than 30 in the last five games, far from the regular season role. Coaching staff let him do what he can help for the team like taking more threes which he tripled his attempt in the last five games averages more than 8 tries.
Jakob Poeltl played his best game so far with a double-double for his 19 points, 10 rebounds 2 assists, and 3 blocks. Good riddance for the big man after getting fouled out in the last two games on which San Antonio lost.
All starters scored in double figures for the Spurs now improved to 30-38 with 3 games left in the bubble.
Dejounte Murray added 11 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists. DeRozan who celebrates his 31st birthday today had 13 points and five assists.
Lonnie Walker who promised to be aggressive more on his game had 14 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists. He relentlessly attacks the rim as he took 15 shots.
Rudy Gay added 14 points and 7 rebounds for the Spurs. The veteran scored double figures in all of his five games in the bubble.
Spurs will play their next game against the Pelicans on Sunday at 3 ET.