Utah Jazz


Tuesday, June 18 2013, 10:33 AM MDT
History Isn't On Jazz's Side As They Face Spurs
(KUTV) The Jazz and Spurs open the playoffs Sunday morning at 11 a.m. If
you are thinking the Jazz are a long shot, a popular gambling website
lists the Jazz as 125-1 long shots to win it all.

And as David James reminds us, they have to beat a Spurs team that was upset by Memphis in last year's first round.

"I
don't think anybody gives us a chance against the Spurs so not very
many people give us a chance to get in the playoffs, so just going to do
the same thing we have been doing all season.

Jazz forward
Gordon Hayward said at Friday's practice. Still it will be a tough
matchup for the 8th seeded Jazz, no team has ever lost to an 8th seed
two years in a row.

"That is in the back of their mind," said
Jazz guard Devin Harris.  "I can tell you that right now. Like I said it
is a different year for them and they are a different team. But I
guarantee you it will be in the back of their minds."

Of course
the Jazz aren't focused on history, they know the Spurs beat them 3 out
of 4 times this season and have all the odds in their favor. 

"That
is last year man," said Jazz coach Ty Corbin. "I think they want to
prove they are better than they were last year. They [had the] best
record in the league last year, then they lost in the first round."

(Copyright 2012 Sinclair Broadcasting)History Isn't On Jazz's Side As They Face Spurs


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