Derrick Favors got his minutes Saturday night.

But it didn't make any difference in the outcome as the Jazz were beaten by San Antonio for the third time in three playoff games.

After Favors played just 47 minutes total in the first two playoff games, during which time the Jazz actually outscored the Spurs, a lot of armchair quarterbacks wondered why he wasn't playing more.

Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin shrugged off the criticism, saying, "We'll see — at times it's good for us and at times it's not," about using Favors with Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap at the same time.

Saturday Corbin increased Favors' minutes, leaving him on the floor for the last 16 minutes of each half as he played 31:45 for the game.

Corbin was happy with Favors' overall play as he had a strong outing with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

In the first half, Favors had seven points and seven rebounds. Favors elicited perhaps the loudest cheers of the night when he stuffed Tiago Splitter as he attempted a dunk early in the second quarter.

The one downside to Favors' game was his shooting as he made just 5 of 14 from the floor and 5 of 10 from the free throw line.