Minus several star players, Jazz fall to Warriors after rally comes up short
A 29-1 Golden State run in the first quarter, coupled with several Utah star players sitting on the bench, proved too much for the Jazz to overcome in a 106-99 loss to the Warriors on Thursday at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
Joe Ingles paced the Jazz (14-10) with 21 points, five rebounds, four steal, three assists and a block, but Utah was missing Gordon Hayward, Rodney Hood, Derrick Favors, George Hill and Alec Burks because of injury.
After Utah scored the first four points of the game, the Warriors (20-3) went on a 29-1 run. The Jazz cut it to 35-17 after one quarter.
Golden State maintained a significant lead through the second quarter, but the Jazz cut it to 73-64 with a 12-0 run in the third, then Utah made it a five-point at 84-79 with 8:51 to play on an Ingles 3-pointer.
With Kevin Durant leading the way, though, Golden State closed out the game strong. Stephen Curry had a game-high 26 points and five rebounds, while Durant added 21 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots.
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Published at Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:30:00 +0000