Utah Jazz: Jazz lose overtime heartbreaker to Western Conference-leading San Antonio
With 10 seconds left, Parker sank a pair of free throws to put the Spurs up 90-87, but the Jazz weren’t done.
The Jazz worked the ball around the perimeter with Mo Williams faking right and reversing and hitting Jefferson, who sent it around to Randy Foye, who had just entered the game. When the defense collapsed around him, Foye found Marvin Williams in the left corner.
As Manu Ginobili flew by, Williams calmly let fly with a 3-pointer that hit nothing but net as the final buzzer sounded.
The Jazz bench celebrated wildly, but Utah's joy was short-lived as the Spurs dominated the overtime. Leonard and Ginobili hit 3-pointers and then Leonard scored in the lane to make it 100-95 with 1:46 left. Parker clinched things with a 15-footer and a pair of free throws.
“I thought it was a great game,’’ said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. “Utah’s a team that’s trying to stay in the playoffs and they are really highly motivated. I thought we just grinded it out. It was one of the better wins this year for a lot of reasons.’’
The Jazz have one last chance to get a win on this three-game Texas road trip with a game against Dallas Sunday at 5 p.m.
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