SALT LAKE CITY – Donovan Mitchell had 23 factors, seven rebounds and 6 assists because the Utah Jazz routed the Golden State Warriors 127-108 on Saturday night time for his or her eighth straight victory.
Stephen Curry made 5 3-pointers for the Warriors to provide him 2,562 in his profession — passing Reggie Miller for second place in NBA historical past. Ray Allen is first with 2,973.
“That’s fairly dope,” Curry mentioned. “We acquired our head beat tonight, however I used to be attempting to nonetheless get pleasure from it. After I made the third one, I knew that was a giant one, after which to make that fourth one within the third quarter was fairly particular. One thing I’ve been wanting ahead to for a really very long time.”
Mike Conley scored 17 factors and hit 5 3s for the Jazz, who led by 30 at halftime and opened a 40-point bulge early within the fourth quarter.
Bojan Bogdanovic had 14 factors, seven rebounds and a career-high eight assists. Rudy Gobert added 11 factors and 14 boards as six Utah gamers scored in double figures.
Curry completed with 24 factors, seven rebounds and 7 assists to steer Golden State. Andrew Wiggins and James Wiseman every scored 13.
Utah shot 52% from the sector within the first half. The Jazz had 18 assists on 28 baskets earlier than halftime whereas committing solely 4 turnovers. They completed with 28 assists.
“It’s one thing we actually love doing,” Mitchell mentioned. “That’s what’s particular about this staff. We like to make the additional move.”
The Jazz scored baskets on every of their first 5 possessions to dash out to a 14-0 lead and made eight 3-pointers within the first quarter. Conley and Royce O’Neale every drained a trio of 3s within the interval.
“Utah got here out on hearth,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr mentioned. “They executed their offense superbly.”
Golden State trailed from begin to end.
“Our first 4 possessions we acquired some first rate seems to be and missed them,” Curry mentioned. “Then they got here down, 3-3-3-3, and the remaining is historical past after that. Our id needs to be getting stops — at the very least making them take troublesome photographs and attempting to get some momentum that then flows into the offensive finish.”
Golden State discovered some footing behind Curry, after lacking 9 of its first 10 photographs. Curry scored 4 baskets and assisted on 5 others to assist the Warriors reduce the Jazz result in 36-28. Total, the Warriors made 12 of their remaining 15 photographs within the quarter.
Golden State couldn’t construct on that momentum through the second interval, although. The Warriors merely couldn’t determine easy methods to decelerate the Jazz as they closed the primary half on a 24-8 run. Conley and Mitchell punctuated the decisive spurt with consecutive 3s, giving the Jazz a 77-47 halftime lead.
The Warriors made simply six baskets within the second quarter.
“We wish to defend collectively,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder mentioned. “I feel our guys are seeing it collectively. It’s not one man’s job. Each man has to do the job.”
Utah went up 115-75 on a 3-pointer from Jordan Clarkson with 10:05 left.
Miller and his son, Ryker, joined the Warriors’ postgame Zoom name to congratulate Curry. Miller praised Curry for placing in numerous hours to turn into such a sensational outdoors shooter.
Curry revealed how he’s tried to emulate Miller with how he shoots and strikes off the ball. He additionally mentioned rising up across the sport because the son of an NBA participant helped him develop the best habits to turn into an efficient shooter.
“I’ve a sure type of enjoying the sport that I really like and … I like to put the work in,” Curry mentioned. “And that’s one thing that I hope folks perceive.”
Warriors: Curry handed Miller, who had 2,560 3-pointers, along with his first basket of the third quarter. … Kevon Looney made his second 3 of the season within the third. … Golden State had 30 assists on 42 baskets.
Jazz: Bogdanovic matched his earlier profession excessive of seven assists, set in 2016, by halftime. He had a season excessive of three assists coming into the sport. … Mitchell has shot 50% or higher from the sector seven occasions within the final eight video games. … Utah outrebounded Golden State 69-41, and eight gamers made a 3-pointer. “After we’re happening each ends, we’re a tricky staff to play towards,” guard Joe Ingles mentioned.
Warriors: Host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday.
Jazz: Host the New York Knicks on Tuesday.
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