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Game at a glance

San Antonio 87, Utah 80

Game 6: Saturday night at the Alamodome1st 2nd 3rd 4th

Jazz 20 15 20 25 - 80

Spurs 20 14 18 35 - 87

1st quarter: The Jazz shoot .316 from the field - yet somehow manage to be deadlocked at 20 when the quarter ends. Guards Jeff Hornacek and Howard Eisley combine for 10 points.

2nd quarter: It's a comedy of errors on both sides. Utah nets only 15 points but leads, 35-34, at the half. Jazz miss seven free throws. Chris Morris gives Utah a lift off the bench.

3rd quarter: Karl Malone, fired up after getting his fourth personal foul, scores eight straight points for the Jazz. Utah enters final quarter with a three-point lead.

4th quarter: Spurs' 15-4 rally gives them a 10-point lead. Twin towers David Robinson and Tim Duncan foul out late. Jazz pull to within one with 24 seconds left, but Jaren Jackson's four free throws seal the win for the Spurs.

Who's hot: Greg Foster had a strong game off the bench. He scored 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field and 3-of-4 from the foul line. He also added six rebounds.

Key to the game: The Jazz had shooting struggles. They shot .328 from the field. They also had 53 wide-open shots from 15 feet - free throws, in other words - and made only 39.

Records: Jazz 2-4; Spurs 4-1

Quotable: "We can't find any sympathy for them. They lost Stockton. If they lost Malone and Hornacek for 50 games or so, then we could sympathize with them." San Antonio forward Sean Elliott. The injury-riddled Spurs went 20-82 last season.

Notable: The 45 personal fouls committed by the Spurs was an all-time record for a Jazz opponent. Utah's 58 field-goal attempts was an all-time low for the Jazz . . . Robinson moved into ninth place all-time in the NBA in blocked shots, passing Larry Nance, when he swatted a Greg Ostertag shot in the third quarter . . . Kansas coach Roy Williams was at the game to watch former players Ostertag and Jacque Vaughn . . . Adam Keefe didn't see any action for the Jazz for the first time all season. Troy Hudson was the other Jazzman who didn't play . . . Utah's 19 field goals was an all-time franchise low . . . Attendance: 19,100.

Next Up: Vancouver vs. Jazz, Wednesday, 7 p.m. at the Delta Center