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Undefeated Spurs to face Utah Jazz at AT&T Center Tuesday night

Spurs-Jazz tip-off at 7:30 p.m. at AT&T Center

Photos by Chris Covatta/NBAE via Getty Images
Photos by Chris Covatta/NBAE via Getty Images


SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs will be looking to stay undefeated to open the season tonight.

They are 4-0 going into their match up with the 1-2 Utah Jazz in the AT&T Center Tuesday night.

The Spurs are off to one of the hottest starts in the league being led by one of the hottest players in the league, Kawhi Leonard.

Leonard is the Spurs leading scorer through four games averaging 28 points a game, he ranks 7th in the league

"A real pleasure to watch and to know he is on your team," said Patty Mills. "Very pleasing especially at the end of games or when you need a score or when you need to get to the free throw line he's that guy that can do that."

When it comes to free throws he is going to the line, on average, 10 times a game and is hitting 95 percent of those free ones.

He is impressing teammates like Mills who have been around him for a couple of years, and those who have only been around him a couple of months. 

"Great poise, knows how to finish," Pau Gasol said.  

They will need all those tangibles when they host the Jazz, a team with some injury problems but still one that is young and hungry.

"This is going to be a good team, a solid team going down to end of the season," Mills said.

The Jazz bring up a little quirk in the schedule, they play Tuesday night in San Antonio and then Friday night in Utah.

Gasol, who had a season high 20 points and 11 rebounds in Miami, said the Jazz are going to want to control the pace, the Spurs can't let that happen and they have to be ready for the matchups.

"They are a tough matchup for anyone and you have to know how to attack them," Gasol said.

Tuesday was going to mark the return of Boris Diaw to San Antonio after he was traded to the Jazz over the summer.

Diaw has been ruled out while nursing a leg injury.

Mills was asked if it would be nice to see his old teammate.

"It's not nice, he's on the team now, (laughing), it's good to come up against old teammates."


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