Finishing their 5th game in seven nights, the Jazz were clearly fatigued and had little fight left against the Spurs, who remained undefeated at home with a 13-0 record and led by as many as 46 points in the lopsided contest.
After starting the season 8-7, Utah has dropped six of its last eight games and are 2-4 since losing Rudy Gobert to a knee injury. The center has been positive and encouraging throughout the process but decided to share his frustration with the team’s current situation with him out of the lineup:
Tough to watch my boys from the sideline every night! Tough week but we have a more important one coming up with 3 home games. #letsgo
— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) December 15, 2015
With the way the Jazz have struggled in recent weeks, Gobert can’t return to action soon enough.
Jim Park is a blogger and Tweet of the Night author of Sheridan Hoops. Follow him on twitter @SheridanBlog.