Spurs 86, Jazz 64

... FG FT RebUTAH Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts

Karl Malone 32 6-21 6-9 2-5 2 2 18

Adam Keefe 15 0-5 1-2 1-2 0 2 1

Greg Foster 25 2-4 0-0 1-3 2 3 4

John Stockton 18 0-2 2-2 3-5 2 3 2

Jeff Hornacek 27 1-8 1-3 1-2 3 3 3

Bryon Russell 22 2-5 1-2 2-7 0 2 6

Howard Eisley 23 2-9 1-1 0-0 1 4 7

Shandon Anderson 21 2-7 2-2 2-4 0 2 6

Greg Ostertag 23 3-5 0-2 3-9 0 1 6

Antoine Carr 9 1-3 0-0 0-0 2 2 2

Chris Morris 18 3-6 2-2 0-2 1 3 9

Jacque Vaughn 7 0-2 0-0 0-0 3 0 0

Totals 240 22-77 16-25 15-39 16 27 64

Percentages: FG .286, FT .640. 3-Point Goals: 4-14, .286 (Eisley 2-5, Morris 1-3, Russell 1-3, Stockton 0-1, Hornacek 0-1, Vaughn 0-1). Team Rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 8 (Ostertag 6, Malone, Stockton). Turnovers: 11 (Ostertag 3, Malone 2, Foster, Hornacek, Eisley, Anderson, Vaughn, team). Steals: 10 (Malone 3, Morris 2, Keefe, Stockton, Eisley, Anderson, Ostertag). Technical fouls: Coach Sloan, 6:09 second; Malone, :48.6 second. Illegal defense: None.

... FG FT Reb

SAN Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts

Tim Duncan 36 5-12 0-0 5-10 2 0 10

David Robinson 29 6-14 9-12 4-9 0 1 21

Will Perdue 26 0-4 5-6 5-11 0 5 5

Avery Johnson 30 3-8 7-8 1-2 5 0 13

Jaren Jackson 35 4-10 4-4 0-6 1 2 14

Chuck Person 28 2-7 0-0 0-6 1 2 6

Vinny Del Negro 17 4-4 1-1 1-5 2 4 9

Carl Herrera 10 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 3 0

Reggie Geary 12 0-2 0-0 0-1 2 3 0

Malik Rose 7 1-2 2-4 2-5 0 0 4

Monty Williams 5 2-4 0-0 1-2 0 0 4

Brad Lohaus 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0

Totals 240 27-68 28-35 19-58 13 20 86

Percentages: FG .397, FT .800. 3-Point Goals: 4-13, .308 (Jackson 2-6, Person 2-6, Geary 0-1). Team Rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 10 (Robinson 7, Perdue 2, Duncan). Turnovers: 16 (Robinson 4, Johnson 4, Perdue 3, Rose 2, Person, Herrera, Williams) Steals: 6 (Person 2, Robinson, Perdue, Johnson, Jackson). Technical fouls: Robinson, :48.6 second; illegal defense, 8:59 second; illegal defense, 4:37 third. Illegal defense: 1.

Utah 14 21 9 20-64

San Antonio 25 28 18 15-86

A-26,086 (20,557). T-2:21.

Officials-Ron Garretson, Derrick Stafford, Hugh Evans.

Playoff stats

Game 3 Game Points in Biggest Second chance Fast-break

... score the paint lead points points

Spurs 86 28 29 12 12

Jazz 64 18 0 10 2

Key matchup

Game 3

Position: Guard

... John Stockton Avery Johnson

Minutes 18 30

Points 2 13

Field goals 0 3

3-pointers 0 1

Rebounds 5 2

Fouls 3 0

Assists 2 5

Turnovers 0 4

Quarter-by-Quarter

1st quarter: The Jazz play like they spent too much time partying on the Riverwalk on Friday night, as they miss their first five shots to dig themselves an early hole. The Spurs take a 21-7 lead behind the play of guards Jaren Jackson and Avery Johnson, who combined for 13 points. Utah has a 7-2 run late in the quarter but still trails by 11 at the end of the period. The Jazz shoot only 5-for-21 from the field (23.8 percent) to San Antonio's 9-of-20 (45 percent).

2nd quarter: Utah cuts the gap to single digits on a Howard Eisley 3-pointer, but then David Robinson scores with 11:20 to play and the Spurs lead by 10-plus points the rest of the way. Karl Malone and Robinson - the elbower and the elbowee last month - have a brief shoving match, and both are hit with technicals. The Spurs dominate the boards, 15-7, in the period. Robinson leads the way with 10 points and four boards. Eisley paces the Jazz with seven points.

3rd quarter: So much for the halftime pep talk turning things around. The Jazz miss their first 13 shots from the floor and Malone misses a pair of free throws as Utah goes nearly seven minutes without a point. Malone finally breaks the drought with a couple of free throws with 5:07 remaining. The Jazz finally make a field goal at the 3:48 mark when Bryon Russell gets a dunk. It goes from bad to worse when Malone sprains his ankle and leaves the game for good with 44.8 seconds remaining. The Jazz score nine points in the period on 2-of-17 from the field (11.8 percent).

4th quarter: No, it wasn't the CBA All-Star Game. It was just the far ends of both benches being cleared because the game was not in doubt at any time. Chris Morris made the most of his garbage time by going off for nine points against the likes of Malik Rose, Monty Williams, Brad Lohaus, Reggie Geary and Carl Herrera. Utah actually outscores the Spurs but still sets a team record for the most inept half in team playoff history with just 29 points. Utah also tied the NBA record for the fewest points in an NBA playoff game.

Quotable

"They played good. We played bad. They kicked our butts."

- Greg Ostertag, Jazz center