Warriors dominate Jazz, pick up win No. 57: 5 must-see moments
The Golden State Warriors took care of the Utah Jazz to bring their record to 57-6. Here are five highlights from their 57th win that are well worth your time.
The Golden State Warriors have quickly gotten back to their winning ways. After losing to the Lakers in L.A. on Sunday, the Warriors have rattled off two straights wins, including Wednesday’s 115-94 victory over the Utah Jazz.
Never truly trailing in the game, thanks to Stephen Curry's half-court buzzer-beater from half-court, the Warriors were up by 11 at the end of the first half and then blew it wide open in the third quarter. The Warriors scored 29 points in the third and 34 in the fourth to win by 21 points.
This was an all-around team effort by the Warriors -- five players scored in double figures and as a team they shot 57.1 percent and 43.3 percent on 3-pointers. Golden State also played its usual strong defense, limiting Utah to 40.5 percent shooting.
The Warriors were led by Klay Thompson, who hit five 3-pointers and finished with 23 points. They also got a big boost off the bench from Mo Speights, who recorded 16 points in a little over 15 minutes. Draymond Green also had a nice all-around game, scoring 17 points, grabbing seven rebounds and dishing out five assists. Golden State didn’t even need a big game from Curry to beat the Jazz; he scored just 12 points, fifth most on the team. Curry was more of a playmaker, finishing with 10 assists.
Here are five of the top plays of the Golden State’s 115-94 victory over Utah:
1. Curry dished out six assists in the first quarter, including this nice alley-oop to Andrew Bogut. Just precision passing on this play:
2. While that lob was nice, this transition behind-the-back pass from Curry to a cutting Draymond Green was even nicer
3. Here’s the aforementioned Curry half-court buzzer-beater which was officially from 55 feet.
Curry is now shooting 4 of 11 from 40-plus feet and 13 of 27 (48.1 percent) from 30-plus feet, which is just ridiculous.
4. With seconds remaining in the third, Speights found Leandro Barbosa open for a layup with this bomb of a touchdown pass.
5. Curry and Speights aren’t the only players on the Warriors that can throw great passes. Check out this no-look, behind-the-head pass from Green to Speights, who nailed a 3, which makes the play even more special:
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