Spurs sink Jazz 114-104 to extend win streak to 11


Salon Staff
April 9, 2012 5:36AM (UTC)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tony Parker scored 28 points and the San Antonio Spurs won their 11th straight game, beating the Utah Jazz 114-104 on Sunday night to maintain their slim lead atop the Western Conference.

Manu Ginobili added 23 points for the Spurs, who are now on their second 11-game win streak — a season best in the NBA. But unlike that first 11-game tear that started in January, the Spurs are now fighting off the Oklahoma City Thunder for first place instead of trying to catch them.

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Al Jefferson led the Jazz with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Utah dropped 1½ games behind Denver for the eighth and final playoff spot with nine games to go.

The Spurs (40-14), who face the Jazz again in Salt Lake City on Monday night, have played two more games than the Thunder (41-15).


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