Spurs beat Jazz 106-91

Tony Parker scored 28 points as San Antonio beat Utah to win their playoff opener for the first time in four years.

Updated: April 30, 2012 17:01 IST
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San Antonio, Texas: Tony Parker scored 28 points as San Antonio beat Utah to win their playoff opener for the first time in four years.

Tim Duncan added 17 points and 11 rebounds, helping the Spurs dodge another early playoff letdown. Despite boasting the No. 1 seed again, San Antonio hadn't won a Game 1 in its last six postseason series, including the one that began a shocking first-round ouster last year.

Paul Millsap led Utah with 20 points. The Jazz hung close until the third, when the NBA's top 3-point shooting team began burying Utah with three in a two-minute burst to finish the quarter.

The Spurs have won 11 in a row.

Game 2 is on Wednesday in San Antonio.

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  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • San Antonio Spurs
  • Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Utah Jazz
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • Tony Parker
  • Tim Duncan
  • DeJuan Blair
  • Gordon Hayward
  • Al Jefferson
  • C.J. Miles
  • Paul Millsap
  • Danny Granger
  • Derrick Favors
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