Utah Jazz defeated by San Antonio Spurs in Preseason Home Opener: 4 Takeaways

The San Antonio Spurs beat the new-look Utah Jazz, 111-104, in head coach Will Hardy’s preseason home debut.

It was never close as the Spurs built a 39-26 lead in the first quarter and never looked back.

Spurs shooting guard Devin Vassell led all scorers with 24 points on 10-for-15 shooting. Utah’s Lauri Markkanen led the way with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Did we learn anything from the shell in Salt Lake City? Let’s break it down.

Layup Drill

One glaring weakness the Jazz will have this year is rim protection. At some points in the game, it looked like the Spurs were in the middle of a layup.

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