Derrick White had 21 points and 8 assists and five other Spurs scored in double figures, but it wasn't enough against one of the best teams in the West.
The Spurs couldn't overcome poor shooting out of the gate in a 110-104 loss to the Jazz "Overall I thought we did a good job" Popovich said, noting that everybody wants to win them all,
He said he was pleased with the bounce back that his team showed after they hit just 1-11 from three in the first half, which he thought impacted the energy.
Pop said he expects to win every single game, so when they lose they try to figure out why. He imparted some golden coaching wisdom
The Spurs played aggressively in a fairly even start to the game. Doug McDermott got a couple of early buckets, but a couple of early fouls as well.
Devin Vassell got off to a 2-2 start, as did Keldon Johnson. The game was close as could be for most of the quarter, but the Jazz started hitting threes toward the end.
Walker found Bates-Diop in transition for a layup, then attacked Rudy Gobert on a switch and went past him to kiss it off the glass.