Many thought they were too old, but the Spurs emerged as legitimate title contenders during the lockout-shortened season. As expected, they have handled the Jazz with relative ease through the first three games of the opening round of the playoffs. San Antonio currently has a 3-0 series lead over Utah, but the Jazz have not given up just yet. Actually, at least one of them has.
Before practice on Sunday, Al Jefferson said he expects the Spurs to win it all. Considering they have not yet closed out the Jazz, that may irritate some Utah fans and coaches.
“I just think we’re playing against a team that is at its peak,” Jefferson told reporters according to Spurs Nation. “I don’t see nobody beating them.
“Right now, they just playing well, man. I ain’t never seen nothing like this.”
That has to be pretty deflating to anyone who has a ticket to Game 4 tonight in Utah. In reality the Jazz have no shot of coming back and beating the Spurs. Any intelligent fan knows that, and the players probably do too. However, someone needs to tell Jefferson that it’s not a smart idea to basically declare his team a group of dead men walking before the season officially comes to a close.
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