The Curse: Utah Jazz Losing Streak at 18 in San Antonio

Diana AllenCorrespondent INovember 21, 2008


The Jazz last won in San Antonio in February of 1999.  Pokemon, Harry Potter, and the new Star War's movie The Phantom Menace were all the craze.  President Clinton was acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.  And gas prizes were around $.99/gallon. 


The last time the Utah Jazz won in San Antonio, the Spurs weren't even playing in the AT&T center. Karl Malone, John Stockton and David Robinson were all starting for their respective teams and Kosta Koufos, the youngest player on the Jazz had just turned 10 years old. 


The Utah Jazz  (8-4) hope to stop that trend tonight as they face the San Antonio Spurs (5-6) tonight in the AT&T Center. The Jazz will be without Carlos Boozer, Kyle Korver, and Jaron Collins. Deron Williams is a game time decision.  The San Antonio Spurs will be without Manu Ginobli and Tony Parker.  


The Utah Jazz have faced injuries all season long which has allowed for the role players and bench players for the Jazz to step up.  The Jazz bench has averaged 41.4 points, 11.6 assists, 5.6 steals, and 2.2 blocks per game.   


The Utah Jazz will need the bench, led by AK-47 and Paul Millsap, to play their very best if they hope to have a chance to beat the Spurs tonight.