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Friday, November 15th (All times Eastern)

San Antonio Spurs (8-1) at Utah Jazz (1-8), 9 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The San Antonio Spurs are off to another promising start and have competed as what some deem as a well-oiled machine.

The Spurs look to keep the gears grinding Friday in a road matchup with the Utah Jazz and have won six in a row to improve to 8-1, the best record in the Western Conference.

After dismantling both New York and Philadelphia on the road, the Spurs made a brief return to the Alamo City and disposed the Washington Wizards Wednesday, 92-79. Tony Parker led six players in double digits with 16 points, while Boris Diaw added 15 off the bench. Diaw started in place of Tim Duncan (rest) on Monday in Philadelphia and was back on the bench.

Duncan had just two points and eight rebounds for the Spurs, who shot 50.6 percent from the floor and got 13 points from Kawhi Leonard. Tiago Splitter scored 12 points and both Manu Ginobili and Marco Belinelli had 10.

"We knew we had to stop guys like John Wall and Bradley Beal because they had been playing very well," said Parker. "I thought our team did well overall on pick-and-rolls and transition defense. I think this is where we want to be defensively."

The Spurs are second in the NBA in opponent's scoring (90.1 ppg) and differential (9.3) and will put a three-game winning streak on the road to the test. They are 4-1 away from the AT&T Center, where they are 4-0.

Utah finally cracked the win column in its last game, a 111-105 victory versus the New Orleans Pelicans in Salt Lake City.

The Jazz had opened the season 0-8 -- the worst start since an 0-11 record in their inaugural 1974-75 campaign in New Orleans. In the hard-fought triumph over the Pelicans, Gordon Hayward scored 27 points and Enes Kanter ended with 21 and 10 rebounds.

Richard Jefferson netted 22 points and Derrick Favors contributed 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Jazz, who made 51.4 percent of their shots and prevailed despite committing 21 turnovers for 30 New Orleans points.

"When you're 0-8, you just got to go out there and lay it on the line," said forward Marvin Williams. "I think everybody on this team really wanted this win tonight and it showed out there."

Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin agreed.

"I feel great for these guys," Corbin said. "They've been through a lot of struggles, but there's no quit in them and you saw it again tonight."

Utah will close out a three-game homestand Friday and is 1-3 as the host. In injury news for the Jazz, Hayward (shin) is questionable Friday and leads the team with 20.3 ppg.

The Jazz lost last season's series with the Spurs by a 2-1 count and are 74-92 all-time against them with a 54-28 record at home. San Antonio has won eight of 10 against Utah, but has lost two straight and eight of 12 trips to SLC.

11/15 10:14:03 ET

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Brooklyn 4/19 12:30 PM ET
Toronto ESPN, YES, TSN
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
Golden State 4/19 3:30 PM ET
LA Clippers ABC
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
Atlanta 4/19 7:00 PM ET
Indiana ESPN, SportSouth
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
Memphis 4/19 9:30 PM ET
Oklahoma City ESPN, FSN-OK
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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