San Antonio • Sunday's opening game of this series drove home the point that the Jazz have some issues in dealing with San Antonio, but playoff inexperience is not their biggest problem.
Second-year players Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors played well, and so did DeMarre Carroll in his first postseason action. Jazz rookies Alec Burks and Enes Kanter also had some decent moments in a 106-91 loss to the Spurs at the AT&T Center.
Hayward posted 17 points, thanks mostly to aggressive driving that resulted in his 12-for-12 free-throw shooting. Favors and Carroll teamed for 14 points and 12 rebounds, even though Carroll lost his starting position to Josh Howard.