Ronald Martinez, Getty Images
SAN ANTONIO — The Utah Jazz are feeling fortunate the NBA playoffs aren't a one-game deal.
Sparked by Tony Parker and Tim Duncan, the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs took a 1-0 lead in this Western Conference first-round series by crushing the Jazz 106-91 at AT&T Center Sunday afternoon.
Parker scored 28 points with eight assists, and Duncan contributed 17 points and 11 rebounds to boost the best team in the West to a dominating win.
Utah made a push to cut the Spurs' lead to 68-62 in the third quarter, but San Antonio closed out the period by outscoring the Jazz 17-8.
Paul Millsap led Utah with 20 points, while Gordon Hayward added 17 points and Al Jefferson added 16.
The Jazz plan will fly home and return to Utah for two days before returning to Texas for Wednesday's Game 2.
- Past few days 'difficult' for former...
- Defending champ Serena Williams at Wimbledon...
- Chile wins 2nd straight Copa America title as...
- Messi's retirement from Argentina could hurt...
- Most common names of NBA players this season
- Injured Lochte plows ahead in 200 free at US...
- Djokovic beat James Ward to open bid for 5th...
- Durant, Anthony lead US Olympic basketball team
- Kalani Sitake on BYU-Utah rivalry: 'I... 83
- Morning links: Colin Cowherd compares... 62
- Sitake not intimidated by BYU's arduous... 59
- Dick Harmon: 1996 Cotton Bowl champion... 51
- Morning Links: BYU basketball fans... 44
- 10 takeaways from BYU football media day 27
- Utah football: Williams, McCormick... 21
- Sitake making transition from longtime... 20