Golden State Warriors Monday game wrap: Utah Gets One Over On Golden State–105-99 ends 14 game win streak

April 10, 2017

Golden State Warriors, NBA

George Hill scores 20 points as the Utah Jazz beat the Golden State Warriors 105-99 (AFP Photo/MATTHEW STOCKMAN)

By Barbara Mason

With only two games left in the regular season the Golden State Warriors took on the Utah Jazz at Oracle Arena in a Monday night contest. Klay Thompson sat out the game for some much needed rest while Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant handled Utah. Head Coach Steve Kerr expects everyone to play in their final season game Wednesday as a sort of post season tune-up.

Despite Curry shooting 21 points in the first half the Jazz continued to hang around. Despite a myriad of injuries the Jazz have managed to find a way into the play-offs as a 4th or 5th seed. (still to be determined) They have to win out and that means getting past the Warriors. Were it not for those injuries who knows how good they really could have been. The score at the half was 51-49 with the Warriors leading and shooting just over 50%. Trailing by as much as ten points in the half, Golden State was gearing up to dominate the second half.

The Warrior domination in the third quarter did not materialize. Utah hung tough throughout the quarter and after three quarters the game was dead even at 74. Through three nothing had been decided.

Mid-way through the final quarter Utah had a slim lead 88-84. The Jazz were executing beautifully trying to stay alive for home court in the playoffs. With 2:36 left in this high level game Golden State was still trailing 96-91. McAdoo came up with a three-pointer to narrow the Jazz lead to 96-94. The deeper reserves had all the pressure on them with 2:09 left in the game.

With 1:19 left the Jazz had all but put this game away 101-94. The final was 105-99 and Utah had upset Golden State and kept their home court advantage hopes alive. The game leaders were Steph Curry with 28 points while the Jazz’s George Hill had 20. This gave us just a glimpse of the high energy that we are all about to experience in the playoffs. It’s definitely going to be a good time out!!!

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