May 6, 2012 1:21 AM by Andy Koen

Parker's 27 help Spurs take 3-0 lead over Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Tony Parker scored 27 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, as the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Utah Jazz 102-90 Saturday night to take a 3-0 lead in their first-round Western Conference playoff series.

No NBA team has ever overcome an 0-3 deficit to win a best-of-seven series. The Spurs can close it out Monday night in Salt Lake City.

Al Jefferson and Devin Harris scored 21 apiece for Utah, while Derrick Favors added 15 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks in his most extensive action of the series.

The Jazz trailed by as many as 13 in the fourth quarter but cut it to five only to see Parker take charge. He made all five field goals and all six free throws in the final frame.


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