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Warriors Tune Up the Jazz

Golden State Moves Win Streak to Seven Games
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The Warriors won their seventh-consecutive game on Tuesday night, defeating the Jazz in Utah 116-105. With the game tied at 53 at halftime, the Warriors burst through in the third quarter with 44 points, their highest scoring quarter of the season, to put the game out of reach. Stephen Curry was sensational in that quarter, notching 15 and four of his game-high 27 points and 11 assists, respectively. Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes, David Lee and Marreese Speights all scored in double-figures, as every Warrior who played in the game notched at least four points.

Coming into the game, Golden State knew Utah had been playing their best basketball of the season, and they lived up to the hype in the first half. The young Jazz team went step for step with the vaunted Warriors, giving them all they could handle. While both teams have played well defensively as of late, neither side could stop the other from making shots. The Warriors shot 59 percent from the floor in the first half compared to the Jazz’ 49 percent, resulting in a tied halftime score of 53-53. Golden State out-assisted Utah 19-9 in that first half, but the Jazz made up the difference by outscoring the Warriors 9-0 in second chance points.


Warriors Beat Jazz 116-105

The Warriors beat the Jazz 116-105 in Utah on Tuesday night.

Warriors at Jazz - 1/13/15

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Warriors Beat Jazz 116-105

The Warriors beat the Jazz 116-105 in Utah on Tuesday night.
Jan 13, 2015  |  01:42

Warriors vs. Jazz

Stephen Curry records 27 points and 11 assists, Draymond Green adds 15 points as the Warriors defeat the Jazz.
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Curry's Double-double

Stephen Curry records a double-double with 27 points and 11 assists to lead the Warriors over the Jazz.
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Lee Flushes

David Lee gets inside for the dunk off the pass from Andre Iguodala.
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Curry Banks it In

Stephen Curry shows off his handles then banks in the running floater.
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Barbosa's Tremendous Assist

Leandro Barbosa makes a saves the ball and makes a great alley-oop pass to Justin Holiday for the layup.
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Iguodala to Curry

Andre Iguodala makes a great bounce-pass to Stephen Curry for the layup.
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Bogut to Thompson

Andrew Bogut feeds Klay Thompson a pretty pass in the lane for the layup finish.
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Upon the start of the second half, however, the Jazz could not keep up with the Warriors’ firepower. Golden State made nine of it’s first 10 shots to open the third quarter, including 5-of-5 from 3-point range, to gain their largest lead of the game up to that point (13). Utah would respond with a 7-0 run, but the Warriors would answer with an 8-2 run over their own to put them up 84-72. The teams would trade baskets up until the last minute, when Marreese Speights hit his first three-pointer of the season at the buzzer to give the Warriors a 97-80 lead heading into the fourth quarter. The 44 points in the quarter marked the highest scoring quarter of the season for Golden State, which included eight three-pointers and only one turnover.

With the 17-point advantage, Steve Kerr pulled the starters as the bench unit took over. Andre Iguodala’s dunk with 9:45 remaining would make the score 103-83, matching their largest lead for the entire game. Utah would shave that deficit down to 13 with under three minutes left to play, but by then, the result was never in doubt. The victory moves the Warriors’ NBA-best record to 30-5 on the season, making them the 19th team in NBA history with at least 30 wins in its first 35 games to begin a season. The Warriors will look to make it eight wins in a row and 15-straight at home when they host the Miami Heat Wednesday night at Oracle Arena.


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