The Golden State Warriors defeated the Utah Jazz 129-118 at Chase Center on Friday night, extending their winning streak at Chase Center to eight games.
Stephen Curry scored a team-high 33 points in the win, with Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins both adding 20 points. Kevon Looney tallied his first double-double of the season, recording 10 points and 12 rebounds.
|Curry - 33||Looney - 12||Poole - 6|
|Thompson - 20||Wiggins - 9||DiVincenzo - 5|
|Wiggins - 20||Thompson - 6||Green/Wiggins - 5|
|Markkanen - 24||Vanderbilt - 10||Clarkson - 10|
|Clarkson - 21||Markkanen - 6||Sexton - 7|
|Olynyk - 21||Alexander-Walker/Beasley - 5||Alexander-Walker - 6|
The Dubs had six players score in double figures on Friday, including the quartet of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole combining for 92 points. All four players had at least 19 points in the game and made 17 of the team's 20 3-pointers on the night.
"Obviously Klay turning the volume up in terms of his shooting and decision making on offense," Stephen Curry said postgame. "Jordan, just being aggressive. That's all we want him to do. Be aggressive, we'll live with the results of him putting pressure on a defense. Wiggs is shooting the ball at a high level.
"I think we have a little bit more clarity on how we connect defense and offense and then everyone starts to get shots and the flow of the game is a lot better. It all goes together in terms of just making the right, simple play and then usually the ball is going to find the open guy and we have a lot of confidence in whoever that is."
Golden State Warriors Highlights vs. Utah Jazz
Back to .500
For the first time since Oct. 29, the Warriors are .500, with a 10-10 record. The Dubs opened the season 3-2 before a five-game losing streak on the road put them at 3-7. They have now won seven of their last 10 games to get back to even.
"To go from 3-7 to 7-3 in our next 10, that's a good sign we're trending upward and everything is starting to feel more settled," Steve Kerr said postgame. "Guys are finding roles and doing a good job. Now we have to take it on the road."
Postgame Warriors Talk
The Dubs set the tone early, opening the game on a 7-0 run and held a 37-23 advantage at the end of the first quarter. Stephen Curry scored 15 of his 33 points in the opening frame, playing all 12 minutes in the quarter. The Jazz, which came into the game with the eighth best 3-point shooting percentage in the league, started 1-for-14 from 3-point range and made just two of their first 20 attempts from deep.
Curry's Four Point Play
Third Quarter Runs
Golden State led 59-51 at halftime, but a 8-0 Jazz run in the middle of the third quarter gave the Jazz their first lead of the night. Unfortunately for Utah, that lead was short lived. Andrew Wiggins rattled off the next six points of the game to take back the lead for the Dubs, and Golden State was able to hold the lead for the rest of the night.
Klay Heats Up in Third
With the Dubs leading 83-79 with just under three and a half minutes remaining in the third quarter, Klay Thompson hit fire. Thompson hit four 3-pointers to close the quarter as the Dubs went into the fourth frame up 11 points. Thompson's first triple of the third quarter came on a catch-and-shoot three coming off an Andrew Wiggins screen. Just two possessions later, Thompson recorded a defensive rebound and ran the court on a 3-v-2 with Stephen Curry and Jordan Poole. Thompson found Poole going to the basket, but Poole kicked out back out to Thompson for his second triple of the quarter. Thompson then hit two more 3-pointers in a 16-second span for the Dubs last six points of the quarter.
"I thought that stretch was a key to the game," Kerr said after the win. "I loved Klay's game tonight... Stayed patient and hit those big shots after we had lost the lead."
Thompson made 4-of-5 3-point attempts in the quarter and finished the night with 20 points on 7-for-16 shooting, including hit six triples.
Thompson Drills the Triple
Late Poole Party
With Stephen Curry on the bench to open the fourth quarter, Jordan Poole got the Dubs off to a fantastic start, scoring the first seven points of the quarter for the Dubs. Poole put on a dribbling clinic, first attacking Jazz rookie Walker Kessler and hitting a pull-up jumper. On the very next possession, Poole got another switch onto Kessler and once again pulled-up for a bucket.
Poole recorded 19 points, six assists and four rebounds on the night.
After a 2-0 homestand, the Dubs return to the road to face the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, Nov. 27 (12:30 p.m. PT, NBCSBA). The team will then fly south and face the Mavericks on Tuesday, a rematch of the Western Conference Finals.
- The Warriors won their eighth-straight home game to improve to 9-1 at home and 10-10 overall… It marks the longest home-winning streak since an 11-game home winning streak last season (10/30-12/3/21).
- Golden State won its fifth-straight home game over Utah; the Warriors have won 14 of their last 18 games vs. the Jazz at home… The Warriors have won six of their last seven games vs. the Jazz overall.
- The Warriors had all five starters score in double-figures for the second time this season (10/29 at CHA).
- The Warriors handed out 33 assists, marking the sixth time in the last seven games, and the 12th time this season dishing out 30-or-more assists in a game, the league’s best mark… Golden State is averaging 29.6 assists per game, also good for first.
- Golden State recorded season-low marks in free throws made (five) and attempted (6) (prev. 9-of-13 FT, 11/23 vs. LAC).
- The Warriors improved to 6-1 this season in games they shoot 50% or-better from the floor.
- Stephen Curry made six 3-pointers (eighth time this season and 182nd, career) and Klay Thompson had six 3-pointers (third time this season and 68th, career) – it’s the 15th time each player has recorded at least six 3-pointers in the same game (Warriors 12-3 in those games), the most in NBA history (second is eight, Eric Gordon and James Harden), according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
- Tonight marked the Warriors 440th consecutive sellout (regular season and playoffs), the longest sellout streak in franchise history.
- Stephen Curry posted his 12th game of 30-plus points on the season and his sixth game of the season making six-or-more threes… He extended his NBA-record 3-point streak to 207 consecutive regular season games… Curry ranks third in the NBA at 31.7 points per game, trailing Luka Doncic (34.0) and Joel Embiid (32.3).
- Kevon Looney recorded his first double-double of the season, posting 10 points and 12 rebounds… It marked his seventh-career double-double… He now has three games this season with double-figure rebounds and four with 10-or-more points… Looney extended his games played streak to 130 consecutive regular season games, second-longest active streak, trailing only Mikal Bridges (327).
- Klay Thompson tallied his fourth 20-point game of the season.
- Andrew Wiggins scored 20 points, his fourth consecutive 20-point game and 11th of the season.
- Donte DiVincenzo dished out a season-high-tying five assists (11/21 at NOP).