NBA Playoffs 2012: San Antonio Spurs Will Sweep Utah Jazz in Round 1

May 5th, 2012 by Jesse Reed Leave a reply »
The Utah Jazz are going to be swept under the rug by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs.

The Spurs are already up two games to none, and I don't see the Jazz coming close to a single victory in this unbalanced series.

Gregg Popovich earned the NBA Coach of the Year award for the way he managed his team during the strike-shortened season, and it's easy to see why.

The Spurs look like champions this year.

They are the most balanced team in the playoffs, and Tim Duncan looks as rested and fresh as I've ever seen at this point in the postseason because Popovich only played him 28 minutes a game during the regular season.

The results are evident, and the Jazz—who've won all year long on the backs of their two big men, Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson—haven't been able to dominate the paint like they were able to do in the regular season.

Duncan isn't the scoring threat he used to be, but that has more to do with the continuing emergence of Tony Parker as one of the league's best point guards than it has to do with any shortcomings in Duncan's game.

Instead, Du ...

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