Spurs vs. Jazz Playoff News Archive

Keep up with Spurs news from the 2012 NBA Playoffs right here on Spurs.com

May 11, 2012

  • Parker ‘owns the team’ as career season develops (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Spurs notebook: Leonard says ‘My motor’s still going’ (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Invisible Spurs hope to secure fifth NBA championship (San Antonio Business Journal)
  • NBA questions: Can the Heat go all the way? (Yahoo! Sports)
  • May 11, 2012 (WOAI)
  • Spurs' Parker, Diaw named to French preliminary team (Project Spurs)
  • Patty Mills' training regimen (Project Spurs)
  • Argentine Hunger Feeds Brazil Basketball Ambition (New York Times)

  • May 10, 2012

  • Jackson gave Spurs boost while with Bucks (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Scrimmage best simulated activity for waiting Spurs (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Spurs work through extensive practice Wednesday (San Antonio Express-News)
  • TP’s MVP campaign gets the tonsorial treatment (San Antonio Express-News)
  • San Antonio Spurs Team Notes (USA Today)
  • Finding balance: Getting rest, staying sharp both crucial for Spurs' success (KENS5)
  • Video: Stephen Jackson Practice (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Manu Ginobili Practice (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Boris Diaw Practice (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Coach Pop Practice (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Spurs Top 10 Plays in Round 1 (Spurs.com)
  • The case of Rest vs. Rust (Project Spurs)
  • A Look at the Evolving San Antonio Defense (48 Minutes of Hell)
  • Handing Out First Round Grades to the Spurs Players (Pounding the Rock)
  • Analyzing the Spurs Pick and Roll Attack: Manu Edition (Pounding the Rock)

  • May 9, 2012

  • Waiting game isn’t fun for winners of 14 straight (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Next round should mean more bumping and grinding for Spurs (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Two-team teaser for Spurs (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Mike Monroe: Make it quick, Clips and Grizzlies (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Sports Camps & Clinics - May 9, 2012 (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Spurs steamroll into West semis on 14-game streak (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Spurs steamroll into West semis on 14-game streak (Yahoo! Sports)
  • Video: Breaking Down Spurs' 3-Point Shooting (ESPN.com)
  • Video: NBA 411: Round One MVP (ESPN.com)
  • May 9, 2012 (WOAI)
  • Update on Richards, Lorbek (Project Spurs)
  • Game 4 — The End Couldn’t Come Fast Enough (The Big Fundamental)

  • May 8, 2012

  • Spurs shush Jazz with broom (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Sweep with a stumble: Popovich’s dream night (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Ginobili begins to rediscover shooting stroke (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Spurs-Jazz Game 4: Key player, hidden stat, key stretch (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Jazz find positives in sweep (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Spurs 87, Jazz 81 – Spurs sweep series (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Game rewind: Even after sweep, Pop isn’t taking anything for granted (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Manu time finally rolls around in Game 4 (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Closeout win stretches streak to fourth-longest in team history (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Slideshow: Spurs vs. Jazz Game 4 (San Antonio Express-News)
  • San Antonio Spurs title bound? (Fox Sports)
  • How Spurs made this Utah's final act (ESPN.com)
  • Spurs' first-round sweep not a redemption, but a start (NBA.com)
  • Video: Gary Neal Game 4 Postgame (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Spurs at Utah Game 4 Highlights (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Stephen Jackson Game 4 Postgame (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Tony Parker Game 4 Postgame (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Tim Duncan Game 4 Postgame (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Boris Diaw Shootaround (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Fan On the Street (Spurs.com)
  • Tickets On Sale Now for Western Conference Semifinals Games A and B at the AT&T Center (Spurs.com)
  • San Antonio's Full-Court Buzzer-Beater (Grantland )

  • May 7, 2012 | ROUND 1 GAME 4: SPURS VS. JAZZ

  • Spurs’ choices much bigger with Splitter (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Buck Harvey: Play on words — the influence of Jackson (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Spurs notebook: Jazz’s Jefferson can’t see any team beating S.A. (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Manu still not scoring, still doesn’t care (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Behind one “Pop Basket” (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Five quick takes: Why TP still remembers Jazz as models (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Gregg Popovich's portable program (ESPN)
  • Shared ideology make small-market Jazz, Spurs model teams (NBA.com)
  • Video: Ex-Spur Udoka praises 'Big 3,' picks Spurs to win championship (Project Spurs)
  • Shaq picking Spurs in NBA Finals, says Duncan has two more seasons (Project Spurs)
  • NBA: Jazz, Spurs inspire each other to small-market success (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • Utah Jazz continue to learn lessons from the Spurs, but class is dismissed (Deseret News)
  • Video: Tony Parker Shootaround (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Boris Diaw Shootaround (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Fan on the Street (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Game 4 Preview (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Manu Ginobili Practice (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Tim Duncan Practice (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Coach Pop Practice (Spurs.com)

  • May 5, 2012 | ROUND 1 GAME 3: SPURS VS. JAZZ

  • Socks that match: Spurs keep learning (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Manu says current team deepest he’s played on (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Spurs’ execution frustrating to Jefferson (San Antonio Express-News)
  • The Spurs and their Superhero friends (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Green, TP receive votes in NBA’s most improved balloting (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Spurs could get jumbo sized for Game 3 (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Spurs’ huge playoff experience advantage has paid dividends (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Spurs vs. Jazz: Game 3 chat (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Gregg Popovich's portable program (ESPN.com)
  • San Antonio at Utah (USA Today)
  • Spurs Roundtable: What went right? What could be improved? (Video) (Project Spurs)
  • Video: Stephen Jackson Postgame (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Manu Ginobili Postgame (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Tim Duncan Postgame (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Tony Parker Postgame (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Coach Pop Postgame (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Tiago Splitter Postgame (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Game 3 Highlights (Spurs.com)
  • Video: EnergySolutions Arena Tour (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Manu Ginobili Shootaround (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Coach Pop Shootaround (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Tony Parker Shootaround (Spurs.com)

  • May 4, 2012

  • Spurs can’t help but smile at play of stoic Leonard (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Spurs bracing for loud, hostile crowd in Utah (San Antonio Express-News)
  • As Manu goes, so go Spurs? Not so far (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Light load continues to keep Duncan fresh (San Antonio Express-News)
  • New chapter, same plot for Wangmene (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Losses show how far Jazz lag behind powerful Spurs (Yahoo! Sports)
  • Spurs-Jazz: Four Things You Missed (Grantland)
  • A Spurs-Grizzlies rematch in Round 2 could be a classic (Slam! Sports)
  • Video: Knicks' Chandler says Duncan toughest ever to guard (Project Spurs)
  • Ginobili wants Spurs to remain humble (Project Spurs)
  • Lorbek named to All-ACB team (Project Spurs)
  • R.C. Buford Should Win NBA Executive of the Year (Pounding the Rock)
  • Grasping at Straws - ESPN Style (Pounding the Rock)
  • I (heart) Boris Diaw (The Big Fundamental)


  • May 3, 2012

  • Easy does it: Spurs race to 2-0 lead (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Spurs show they can play defense, too (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Banner this — Spurs earned the series (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Spurs-Jazz Game 2: Key player, frozen moment, key stretch (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Jazz back to drawing board on slowing Parker, Spurs (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Tiago improving, listed as probable for Saturday (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Game rewind: Why Pop relented to TP — even after Rose’s injury (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Spurs hang a margin for the ages on Jazz (San Antonio Express-News)
  • What the Spurs, Jazz said after Game 2 (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Five quick takes: The Spurs’ defensive web confounds Jefferson (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Photos: Spurs vs. Jazz Game 2 (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Spurs' smooth progression to 2-0 lead (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Hayward sees inspiration, competition in Manu (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Duncan tops 4,000 career playoff points, ranks 7th in NBA history (San Antonio Express-News)
  • San Antonio Spurs' all-around depth swallows Utah Jazz (USA Today)
  • Spurs Blow Out Jazz 114-83 to Take 2-0 Lead (New York Times)
  • Playoff newbies Leonard, Green spark rout (CBS Sports)
  • Roster Report (CBS Sports)
  • Spurs' swagger shows in rout of Jazz (CBS Sports)
  • Spurs serve reminder of their depth in grabbing 2-0 series lead on Jazz (Sports Illustrated)
  • Spurs 114 Jazz 83: Warning, violent basketball destruction of one team by another (NBC Pro Basketball Talk)
  • Spurs, Not Jazz, Setting The Pace (NBA.com)
  • Parker Ready For Jazz’s Best Shot (NBA.com)
  • Video: Coach Pop Practice (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Manu Ginobili Practice (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Tony Parker Practice (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Boris Diaw Practice (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Danny Green Practice (Spurs.com)
  • Spurs Dominate in Game 2 (Spurs.com)
  • Jackson Inspired by Tragedy (Spurs.com)
  • Don't write off NBA's greybeards (Slam! Sports)
  • It might be the playoffs but Spurs' Mills is eyeing Olympics (WOAI.com)
  • What went right, what went wrong for Spurs in Game 2 (Project Spurs)
  • Ginobili may continue to play for Argentina after Olympics (Project Spurs)
  • Video: Parker makes Hayward's defense look silly (WOAI.com)
  • You can’t hit what you can’t see (48 Minutes of Hell)
  • You can’t hit what you can’t see (48 Minutes of Hell)
  • Game plans, survival and home sweet home (48 Minutes of Hell)
  • Jazz are chickening out against the Spurs (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • Batteries not included — Spurs expect re-energized Jazz for Game 3 in SLC (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • Jazz usually recover in Game 3, but Spurs look too tough (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard is the series’ surprise after two games vs. Jazz (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • Utah Jazz’s Jefferson easily displaced by Spurs’ post defense (Salt Lake Tribune)

  • May 2, 2012 | ROUND 1 GAME 2: SPURS VS. JAZZ

  • Following a legend: The post Popovich (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Popovich accepts award on behalf of everyone else (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Popovich named 2011-12 NBA Coach of the Year (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Coach of the Year has been no barometer for playoff success (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Trending: Reaction to Popovich earning Coach of the Year (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Parker to Jazz: Catch me if you can (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Green harnessed butterflies after tough start to Game 1 (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Jazz see Game 1 as lesson learned (San Antonio Express-News)
  • If Jack had been with Popovich all along (San Antonio Express-News)
  • TP says he’s prepared for Utah’s physical play (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Jakle: Barkley changing his tune on Spurs (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Recreation calendar, camps, clinics (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Gregg Popovich named NBA Coach of the Year (NBC Pro Basketball Talk)
  • VIDEO: Popovich Named Coach of the Year (ENSP.com)
  • Gregg Popovich is NBA's top coach (ENSP.com)
  • POP’S WAY CONTINUES TO SHINE (NBA.com)
  • DEEP SPURS HAVE SIMPLE PLAN: ‘NEXT!’ (NBA.com)
  • The NBA D-League will impact the NBA Playoffs (NBA.com)
  • Video: Coach Popovich Wins Coach of the Year (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Kawhi Leonard Practice (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Tony Parker Practice (Spurs.com)
  • Video: Danny Green Practice (Spurs.com)
  • Photos: Coach Pop Wins Coach of the Year (Spurs.com)
  • What They Are Saying: Coach Pop - Coach of the Year (Spurs.com)
  • Head Coach Gregg Popovich by the Numbers (Spurs.com)
  • Video: NBA TV crew takes a look at Spurs-Jazz Game 2 (Project Spurs)
  • Stephen Jackson is back, dishing on Parker & Duncan (Project Spurs)
  • Spurs' Jackson compares Popovich to Obi-Wan Kenobi (Project Spurs)
  • 1-on-1 with Blazers’ Kurt Thomas: On Spurs’ title chances, Duncan, Bowen-Leonard comparison (Project Spurs)
  • Tony Parker IS the NBA MVP (Pounding the Rock)
  • NBA: Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard leaves draft-day peers behind (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • Kragthorpe: Spurs’ culture gives them consistency (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • Spurs' Popovich named Coach of the Year (Bangkok Post)


  • May 1, 2012

  • Spurs powered by French imports (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Spurs notebook: Bone bruise in left wrist leaves Splitter doubtful (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Mike Monroe: Fickle fate of playoffs can turn suddenly (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Playoff musings: Thoughts from around the web about Game 1 (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Parker's new grip on Spurs evident against Jazz (Yahoo! Sports)
  • USA in Olympics group play with France, Argentina (Yahoo! Sports)
  • Spurs See Tough But Teachable Moment (NBA.com)
  • Spurs work on improving rebounding, transition defense against Jazz (KENS5)
  • VIDEO: Scatter Shooting Playoff Episode 1 (Spurs.com)
  • VIDEO: Coach Pop Practice (Spurs.com)
  • VIDEO: Tim Duncan Practice (Spurs.com)
  • VIDEO: Stephen Jackson Practice (Spurs.com)
  • VIDEO: Manu Ginobili Practice (Spurs.com)
  • VIDEO: Meet The Sign Ladies (Spurs.com)
  • Splitter in a cast, Ginobili talks keys to Game 2 (Project Spurs)
  • Ryan Richards joins Georgian team (Project Spurs)
  • Boris Diaw will start Game 2 (48 Minutes of Hell)
  • How important is Tim Duncan’s legacy? And is he really a center? (Sheridan Hoops)

  • April 30, 2012

  • Parker showcases his growth vs. his double (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Jackson back in playoff comfort zone (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Spurs-Jazz Game 1: Key player, key moment, hidden stat (San Antonio Express-News)
  • San Antonio Spurs Team Notes (USA Today)
  • Tell us: What Sunday event most influences NBA playoffs? (USA Today)
  • VIDEO: Jackson on Game 1 win (Fox Sports)
  • Spurs the favorite to win NBA title (Sports Illustrated)
  • Spurs have all the answers in win over Jazz (NBC Pro Basketball Talk)
  • Parker's savvy puts Spurs on track (ESPN.com)
  • No doubt about it, the Spurs are now Tony Parker's team (NBA.com)
  • PHOTOS: Spurs boogie past Jazz in playoff opener (KENS5)
  • VIDEO: Spurs Top 10 Plays of the Year (Spurs.com)
  • Valero Fuels Fans with Free Coffee After Spurs Playoff Wins (Spurs.com)
  • Austin Toros Win 2012 NBA Development League Championship (Spurs.com)
  • The ex-factor: Once-again Spur Stephen Jackson (48 Minutes of Hell)
  • El Conclusión: San Antonio Spurs 106, Utah Jazz 91 (48 Minutes of Hell)
  • Spurs Stand On The Cusp Of Greatness Once Again (Pounding the Rock)
  • Spurs Playoff Fanalysis: A Roundtable (Pounding the Rock)
  • Spurs-Jazz, Game 1: No Answers for Tony Parker (The Big Fundamental)
  • San Antonio Spurs give Utah Jazz inhospitable reception in playoff return (Desert News)
  • Utah Jazz-San Antonio Spurs: Game 1 Analysis (Desert News)
  • NBA: Containing Spurs’ Tony Parker tops Utah Jazz’s to-do list (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • Streaking Spurs Silence Jazz for 1-0 Series Lead (New York Times)

  • April 29, 2012 | ROUND 1 GAME 1: SPURS VS. JAZZ

  • Spurs start slow but still cruise over young Jazz (Pounding the Rock)
  • An underrated performance from the Spurs defense (48 Minutes of Hell)
  • Parker leads Spurs to Game 1 win over Jazz (Project Spurs)
  • Spurs-Jazz series Q&A (Project Spurs)
  • Scouting the Jazz: Harris has a lot on his shoulders vs. Spurs (Project Spurs)
  • Spurs pull away from Jazz to win first Game 1 in four years (ESPN.com )
  • Spurs, Lakers launch playoffs with convincing wins (Yahoo! Sports )
  • VIDEO: Jazz Head Coach Tyrone Corbin Postgame (Spurs.com)
  • VIDEO: Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap Postgame (Spurs.com)
  • VIDEO: Spurs vs. Jazz Game 1 Highlights (Spurs.com)
  • VIDEO: Matt Bonner Postgame (Spurs.com)
  • VIDEO: Manu Ginobili Postgame (Spurs.com)
  • VIDEO: Spurs Fan Cam (Spurs.com)
  • VIDEO: Boris Diaw Postgame (Spurs.com)
  • VIDEO: Stephen Jackson Postgame (Spurs.com)
  • VIDEO: Coach Pop Postgame (Spurs.com)
  • VIDEO: Tony Parker Postgame (Spurs.com)
  • Gameday Recap: Spurs Rout Jazz in Game 1 (Spurs.com)
  • Spurs strike first, blast Jazz in Game 1 (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Game rewind: Healthy ‘Big Three’ powers Spurs to victory (San Antonio Express-News)
  • What Spurs, Jazz said after Sunday’s game (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Six quick takes: Spurs get a Game 1 victory for a change (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Spurs rebound after recent playoff struggles (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Spurs schedule Splitter for MRI (San Antonio Express-News)
  • TP’s big half gives Spurs 54-47 halftime lead (San Antonio Express-News)
  • A couple of factoids before the tip (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Diaw starts opener for Spurs, Howard for Jazz (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Spurs vs. Jazz chat: Game 1 (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Spurs vs. Jazz: Game 1 Preview (Spurs.com)

  • April 28, 2012

  • The Spurs’ final regular-season report cards (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Spurs-Jazz report: Series at a glance (San Antonio Express-News)
  • NBA playoff preview: A closer look at first round (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Mike Monroe: Spurs’ title would not lead to talk of asterisk (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Spurs listed as fourth choice for NBA title (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Spurs healthy heading into playoffs (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Mills hard at work despite recent binge (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Parker v. Harris: A playoff rivalry renewed (San Antonio Express-News)
  • With Ginobili whole, Spurs like their chances (San Antonio Express-News)
  • VIDEO: Tony Parker - Playoff Practice Report (Spurs.com)
  • VIDEO: Manu Ginobili - Playoff Practice Report (Spurs.com)
  • VIDEO: Tim Duncan - Playoff Practice Report (Spurs.com)
  • VIDEO: Coach Pop - Playoff Practice Report (Spurs.com)
  • 2012 NBA Playoffs: San Antonio Spurs Vs. Utah Jazz Fan's Preview (Yahoo! Sports)
  • Duncan wants Spurs playoffs to end like it's 1999 (CBS Sports)
  • Will Jazz size hurt Spurs? (Project Spurs)
  • Spurs, Jazz positional breakdown (Project Spurs)
  • Predictions: Spurs-Jazz through the looking glass (Project Spurs)
  • Spurs RoundTable: Breaking down the Spurs, Jazz series (Video) (Project Spurs)
  • In Perspective: Fifty Wins, Thirteen Seasons. (48 Minutes of Hell)
  • Stephen Jackson as the Diego Maradona of the NBA (Pounding the Rock)
  • How Will The Spurs Counter The Jazz Frontcourt (Pounding the Rock)
  • Fraternizing with the Enemy: SfS and Amar of Salt Lake City Dunk discuss Spurs/Jazz (Pounding the Rock)

  • April 27, 2012

  • Spurs' 50th win is Patty cake (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Budenholzer enjoys pinch-hitting role (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Spurs-Jazz Game 1 to be Sunday (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Game facts: Grinding victory wasn't pretty, but capped strong regular season (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Spurs vs. Jazz playoff schedule (San Antonio Express-News)
  • TNT pundits all pick Spurs to oust Jazz in playoffs (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Spurs employed 17th different lineup in Thursday's win (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Postseason promises to be wide-open affair (Fox Sports)
  • San Antonio Spurs Team Notes (USA Today)
  • NBA playoff preview: Which teams stack up the best? (USA Today)
  • Ball Don't Lie's playoff predictions: San Antonio Spurs vs. Utah Jazz (Yahoo! Sports)
  • Five reasons these are not last year's Spurs, they are contenders (NBA Pro Basketball Talk)
  • 2012 NBA playoffs preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Utah Jazz (CBS Sports)
  • Slideshow: NBA Title Rings Through The Years (CNN Sports Illustrated)
  • Veteran Spurs fresh for up-and-coming Jazz (NBA.com)
  • VIDEO: Well-rested Spurs prep for playoff run (NBA.com)
  • Playoff preview: Western Conference (ESPN.com)
  • Big teams, superstars stand in way of Spurs 5th title (Project Spurs)
  • Spurs' Diaw: 'The goal here is to win the ring' (Project Spurs)
  • Of Woody Allen, Radiohead, and Gregg Popovich (48 Minutes of Hell)
  • Spurs conclude 13th straight 50-win season, primed for deep playoff run (Pounding the Rock)
  • Utah Jazz: Harris, Parker renew playoff matchup (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • After finishing off Portland, Jazz eye series vs. Spurs (Salt Lake Tribune)