Golden State Warriors forwards Jordan Bell (2), Andre Iguodala (9) and Kevin Durant (35) celebrate during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. The Warriors won 126-101. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
By: Ana Kieu
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors continued their long homestand with a 126-101 blowout win over the Utah Jazz at Oracle Arena on Wednesday night.
With the win, the Warriors extended their win streak to two games and handed the Jazz their third straight loss.
The Jazz barely outscored the Warriors 24-23 at the end of the first quarter, but Golden State picked up the pace to get past Utah. Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Kevin Durant stepped up for Steph Curry (sprained ankle) during the second quarter.
Green sank the three to give the Warriors a 48-47 lead over the Jazz at halftime. During the halftime break, a lucky fan honed his skills to score an autographed basketball, courtesy of MRC Smart Technology Solutions.
The Warriors didn’t waste any time in the second half. Golden State scored an unbelievable 42 points in the third quarter. Thompson, Durant, Green, Shaun Livingston, and Jordan Bell made tonight’s basketball game lit with their dunk shows.
The Warriors led the Jazz 90-69 at the end of the third quarter.
Nick Young made some threes in the fourth quarter. Omri Casspi made an incredible reverse layup. Andre Iguodala then stole the ball and found Casspi, who finished with the layup.
Patrick McCaw joined the party of threes towards the end of the game. JaVale McGee also finished at the rim.
The Warriors overcame a rather sluggish start and blew out the Jazz 126-101 for their second straight win–both at home.
Warriors owner and CEO Joe Lacob was named SF Business Times’ 2017 Executive of the Year.
The Warriors host the Hornets on Friday, December 29 at 7:30 pm PT.
The Jazz return home to host the Cavs on Saturday, December 30 at 6 pm MT.