The Spurs (50-16) couldn’t quite duplicate Friday’s record-setting conquest of the Lakers on Sunday against another Western Conference bottom feeder. All they did this time out was enjoy their best shooting night in more than three years, hitting 62.8 percent from the floor to crush the Jazz for their 10th straight victory and 13th in 14th dating back to Feb. 12.

Indeed, it’s been so long since the Spurs lost — at Phoenix on Feb. 21 — that Tony Parker said he couldn’t remember. The triumph also extended their NBA record for consecutive 50-win seasons to 15 — starting two years before Parker arrived in 2001. Not that he or Gregg Popovich were particularly impressed. Said the coach: “I don’t really care, to be honest with you. It’s better than losing 50, I guess. But we’re thinking of other things.”

Player of the game

Manu Ginobili won his only Sixth Man of the Year award in 2008. Continue his strong play, and the veteran from Argentina might have a shot at a bookend. Ginobili surpassed 20 off the bench for the third time in five games with 21 on 8-for-11 shooting to pace yet another strong outing for the reserves. In 13 games back from his month-long average with a hamstring strain, Ginobili is averaging 13.9 points (54.2 FG %) and 4.2 assists with a plus 22.8 net rating.

The turning point

There was no distinct knock-out punch Sunday at the AT&T Center. Rather, the Spurs wore Utah and its bottom-of-the-rankings defense down with consistent, persistent execution. A 9-2 run midway through the second quarter snapped a tie at 38-all, and the lead never dipped below five the rest of the way. The Spurs used separate 6-0 and 6-2 (twice) mini-runs to build on their lead in the third quarter, which ended with Boris Diaw’s short jumper for a 15-point advantage.