Kirilenko, averaging about 16 points and eight rebounds, went
down with a sprained right knee in a collision with San Antonio's
Beno Udrih early in the second quarter.
But by that point, the Spurs already had a 23-point lead and
were well on their way to their 19th straight victory at home.
Kirilenko was scoreless in nine minutes.
"It's not really hurt, it's just uncomfortable," said
Kirilenko, who needed crutches to get around.
A 6-foot jumper off the rim by Duncan accounted for San
Antonio's only miss in the game's first five minutes. The Spurs
shot 12-for-16 in the opening quarter.
Udrih's second 3-pointer of the game with 10:10 left in the
second gave San Antonio a 35-14 lead, and after that the Jazz were
never closer than 20. At one point in the fourth, Utah trailed by
"Our defense is getting better and better," Parker said. "You
really have to focus on taking care of the ball when you build a
big lead. We were up 20 in Toronto (last week) and lost."
Carlos Boozer, Utah's leader at 20.2 points per game and 10.2
rebounds per game, had six points and three rebounds before fouling
out early in the fourth.
The Spurs have beaten Utah 18 straight times dating to February
Duncan has led San Antonio in rebounds in all 14 games this
season, and was the high scorer in the last six outings. ... The
Spurs are within three games of matching their longest home winning
streak of 22, set between March and December 1999. ... Giricek has
made nine of his 13 3-point attempts (69 percent) this season, but
took none Saturday.