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Jazz Handle Spurs, 87-74 In Day One Of Summer League

By: Emilee White

In day one of Summer League, the Utah Jazz faced the San Antonio Spurs and walked away with a 87-74 win. Guard Dante Exum led the first half of the game with a total of 16 points, helping his team hold a 47.2 percent scoring average. Teammate guard Donovan Mitchell contributed his own eight points as well and by the end of the first half, the Jazz were up 45-37.
The Jazz started the second half just as strong, extending their lead over the Spurs. Mitchell added to his collection of points, passing Exum with 23 and raising the team’s scoring average by .7. While the Jazz dominated in almost every aspect of the game, the Spurs did managed to get an edge over the Jazz, holding a 92.9 percent average in free throws compared to the Jazz’s 59.2. But the Spurs couldn’t win the game off free throws, and failed to get ahead of the Jazz by the final buzzer.
Alex Jensen Postgame:
Up next, the Jazz are set to play against the Philadelphia 76er’s on Wednesday, July 5 in the Huntsman Center. Game time is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. MT.

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