It is interesting timing for the San Antonio Spurs to be visiting Salt Lake City to take on the Utah Jazz. Considering Utah is coached by a former disciple of Gregg Popovich, and Dennis Lindsey came to Utah from San Antonio to become the team’s general manager, it’s not surprising there are elements of similarity. The Jazz (46-18) will rely on other guys who seem to fit the Spurs’ mold — Joe Ingles, Royce O’Neale, Georges Niang and, heck, even international star Rudy Gobert — to continue their winning ways in light of the absence of their starting All-Star guards.

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