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Final: Utah Jazz 91, San Antonio Spurs 84

Published April 9, 2012 8:06 pm

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Devin Harris' game-high 25 points led the Jazz to a 91-84 victory against the Spurs on Monday at Energy Solutions Arena.

Gary Neal and Tiago Splitter topped San Antonio with 14 points apiece.

The Jazz improved to 30-28. The Spurs (41-14) saw an 11-game wining streak snapped.

San Antonio rested stars Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili on Monday. The trio didn't travel with the team.

The Spurs knocked off the Jazz 114-104 Sunday.

QUARTER-BY-QUARTER ANALYSIS

The First: Jazz 23, Spurs 19

The Jazz start slow, hitting just 1 of their initial 6 shots. Paul Millsap gets Utah going, though, and the Jazz take a 12-10 lead on a Jeremy Evans tip-in. San Antonio isn't the same without the Big Three.

The Second: Jazz 47, Spurs 44

A three-point play by Enes Kanter pushes Utah to a 26-19 lead. But Gary Neal guides San Antonio on a 10-4 run, and the Spurs finally start to click. Gordon Hayward steps up late in the half.

The Third: Spurs 68, Jazz 64

Devin Harris picks up his game and Utah stretches its advantage to 55-50. But Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills start making Gregg Popovich look like a genius.

The Fourth: Jazz 91, Spurs 84

A pull-up 3-pointer by Matt Bonner gives San Antonio a seven-point lead, and it's 75-67 Spurs with 8:15. An 8-0 Harris-led Utah run follows, and Millsap closes down the game.

Spurs-Jazz box score

Western Conference standings

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