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                 === Jazz await tough test against Warriors ===
 
 (SportsNetwork.com)  - The Golden State Warriors will try for a third straight
 win on Saturday night when they welcome the Utah Jazz to Oracle Arena.
 
 Golden  State has knocked off the Detroit Pistons and Oklahoma City Thunder on
 this  recent  homestand. The win against  the Thunder was spectacular as Andre
 Iguodala drained a fade away jumper as time expired for the 116-115 victory.
 
 "They overplayed him. He has a high basketball IQ. He read it, reacted, stayed
 patient,  got the  catch and made an incredible shot," head coach Mark Jackson
 said of Iguodala's shot. "Just a big win for my guys."
 
 Klay  Thompson  led the Warriors  with 27  points on 6-for-9 3-point shooting.
 Stephen  Curry added  22 points  and David  Lee chipped  in with  20. Iguodala
 finished with 14 points and nine assists and Harrison Barnes netted 16 off the
 bench.
 
 The  Warriors  nearly squandered  a nine-point lead  after three quarters, but
 hung on for the impressive victory.
 
 "That's a team that we have a lot of respect for. That's a team that will have
 a  lot  of success moving forward  in this season and  a team that is going to
 have  to  be dealt with  come playoff time," Jackson  said of the Thunder. "We
 know who we are. We are a confident basketball team that believes that when we
 play  the right way,  when we defend, when we execute offensively we are going
 to win ball games."
 
 After  securing their  first victory  of the  season against  the New  Orleans
 Pelicans  on Wednesday, the Jazz fell at home to the San Antonio Spurs Friday,
 91-82.
 
 The  Jazz built a 13-point lead after the first quarter and were five ahead at
 the  half.  Utah was seven  clear after three quarters,  but got dusted in the
 fourth to the tune of 31-15.
 
 "I  thought for the most part we stuck to the game plan," said Jazz head coach
 Tyrone  Corbin. "But  you saw their experience. That's a good team over there.
 They know what to do to close a game out."
 
 The Jazz struggled from the field, shooting 38.5 percent.
 
 All five starters scored in double figures, led by a monster game from Derrick
 Favors. He finished with 20 points and 18 rebounds.
 
 Gordon  Hayward (15),  Richard Jefferson (14), Alec Burks (12) and Enes Kanter
 (10)  rounded  out the scoring  for the Jazz. The  Utah bench managed a meager
 eight points.
 
 The  Jazz won two  of three meetings between the two teams last season and two
 of the last three against Golden State in Oracle Arena.
 
 11/16 10:23:11 ET

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