Jazz 125, Spurs 105: What they said after the game

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) drives around San Antonio Spurs center Jakob Poeltl during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

The San Antonio Spurs (32-26) lost their fourth-straight game on the Rodeo Trip losing 125-105 to the Utah Jazz Saturday in Utah.

Led by DeMar DeRozan's 23 points and LaMarcus Aldridge's 15, the Spurs were unable stop the Jazz in the second period after the Spurs led after the first 24-23.

Utah topped San Antonio 39-24 in the second period and shot 52 percent for the game.

The Jazz outscored the Spurs 63-57 in the second half including going 65 percent from the field in the final frame versus the Spurs.

Here's a quick sample of what the teams said after the game:


Gregg Popovich:

"Utah played better than we did. They executed better. They made fewer mistakes over a 48-minute stretch and they won the game."

Bryn Forbes:

"We played different zones in the first half that were working the first [quarter] and then they didn’t work as well in the second quarter."

DeMar DeRozan:

“[We] turned the ball over, we had poor execution. That killed us right there, especially on the road when a team takes advantage of it and gets out in transition with the crowd behind them."


Quin Snyder:

“They came out in a triangle-two and were changing defenses a lot and I just felt like we needed to have spacing out there against the zone."

Royce O'Neal

"We moved the ball, got the easy shots. Ricky [Rubio] did a great job driving. Knocked down open shots, Jae [Crowder], Kyle [Korver]."

Ricky Rubio:

“Yeah, it was a huge win. Each game, I think we come to play. We played a little weird in the beginning. We had differences we weren’t used to."