I just decided to turn to the Spurs, playing on the road at Utah…minus Duncan, Ginobili and Parker. It’s predictably ugly.
It’s 75-75 with 4:43 left in the fourth quarter. The Spurs look like they’re going to collapse late. So what? Now the Jazz are starting to expand their new lead, with Devin Harris “getting calls like Magic Johnson”, according to Sean Elliott of Spurs Homervision.
We’ve occasionally noted Greg Popovich has a penchant for genius, but this one is a beauty. He’s seeing what he has outside of Parker, Ginobili and Duncan, in a tough place to play. He’s training his bench. He can virtually throw this game, knowing it’s completely meaningless in the grand scope of things.
That is, except his guys are getting open looks but not making them. Looks like the Jazz are going to get the win here, but they are crap. The bottom line is, they are facing a team without their best three players and going to win by six or seven points.
The reality is, as long as there’s such a thing as The Road, the Jazz are going to be bad. I’m actually glad. I’m not exactly enamored with the Jazz fans. They’re pretty dumb. Actually, they’re animals. Did I really write that?