The San Antonio Spurs swept through the first round of the NBA playoffs, by finishing off the Utah Jazz 87-81 in the first round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs.

Manu Ginobli, who had been in a shooting slump, scored 17 points to lead the Spurs.  San Antonio led by as many as eighteen points early in the fourth quarter.

San Antonio's bench outscored their Jazz counterparts, 47-10

The top-seeded Spurs have now won fourteen straight.  They will meet the winner of Memphis and the L. A. Clippers in the next round.