Spurs Wrap Up Third Seed With Win Over Jazz

San Antonio set to meet Phoenix, Utah will face Houston in first round
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2008 11:38 PM CDT
San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) defends Utah Jazz guard Deron Williams (8) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Wednesday, April 16, 2008.    (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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(Newser) – The San Antonio Spurs wrapped up the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference playoffs in dominant fashion, routing the Utah Jazz 109-80 on Wednesday night. The Spurs will face the sixth-seeded Phoenix Suns in the first round. The Jazz will take on the Houston Rockets. The Spurs' win, coupled with Houston's victory earlier Wednesday evening, firmed up seeds 3-6 in the West.

Houston gets the fifth seed but will have home-court advantage against the No. 4-seeded Jazz, who secured that spot because they won the Northwest Division. While the Jazz were guaranteed either the third or fourth seed no matter what happened Wednesday, the Spurs had the potential to drop as low as sixth.