Jazz 139, Spurs 105: What they said after the game

San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) drives against Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday Dec. 4, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

The San Antonio Spurs (11-13) were defeated on the road by the Utah Jazz, 139-105. The loss marked the team's third 30-point loss in four games.

Jakob Poeltl led the way in scoring for the Spurs adding 20 points to his stat sheet. DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge each added 16 of their own.

Right out of the gates the Spurs found themselves down by 14 after the first quarter. Aldridge managed to score eight of his 16 points in this quarter, but failed to convert another quarter like this in the game.

The Spurs gave up 20 3-pointers to Utah in the contest with Donovan Mitchell hitting 4-6 of his own.

Here is a sampling of what the teams said following the game:


Gregg Popovich:

“We’re very challenged defensively.”

Jakob Poeltl:

"Somehow we still fall into bad habits of getting stuck in between somewhere like they are attacking us aggressively and we are being the reactive instead of forcing them to go where we want them to go to take the shot.”

Patty Mills:

"They (Jazz) came out, ran their offense, executed really well and knocked down a heck of a lot of shots. When you combine that with the way that that we played offensively and soft defensively, you’re going to get your back side whooped and that’s what happened tonight.”

LaMarcus Aldridge:

"We have to bounce back, be better offensively and try and take care of the ball better.”


Quin Snyder:

"Tonight we shot the ball really well and you’re not going to do that all the time, but we were fortunate that the ball went in tonight for a lot of guys.”

Donovan Mitchell:

“When you make a lot of threes that definitely helps for sure. Continuing to drive the ball, finding guys on the perimeter, finding a big fella on a lob. Whatever it may be, just making the right play was huge for us."

The Spurs will face the Lakers today, 12/5.