NBA Game Summary - Utah at Golden State
(Sunday, February 8th)
Final Score: Golden State 116, Utah 96
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Stephen Jackson scored 20 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and doled out eight assists, and was one of seven Warriors in double figures, as Golden State crushed the Utah Jazz, 116-96, at ORACLE Arena.
Corey Maggette added 24 points and Kelenna Azubuike 16 for the Warriors, who have won two of three overall. C.J. Watson notched 14 points and Ronny Turiaf 13 in the win.
Deron Williams finished with 31 points and 10 helpers for the Jazz, who had a three-game win streak ended. Mehmet Okur gave 21 points and nine boards while C.J. Miles had 10 points in defeat.
The Warriors grabbed a slight 23-21 lead after the first quarter and boasted a 48-45 advantage at the break.
The Jazz tied the game just prior to the midway point of the third, but the Warriors responded with eight straight points to assume a 66-58 lead.
Turiaf sparked the surge with a free throw, Jamal Crawford offered three free throws, Monta Ellis added a layup and Maggette closed it out with a pair from the line with 5:29 showing on the clock.
"We always give effort," said Turiaf. "We're all trying to do the best thing that we think, it's just sometimes we're not on the same page."
Moments later, Crawford hit a couple of threes and a pair from the charity stripe to make it a 76-60 Golden State cushion.
The Warriors kept pushing and opened an 86-69 lead heading into the final 12 minutes.
Utah closed within 13 points before Golden State rattled off 11 straight points to take a commanding 105-81 lead with 5:26 left in the game. The home team cruised to victory from there.
"It looked like everyone was worn down," said Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan. "Our energy level wasn't enough to compete with them."
The Warriors shot 51.9 percent from the field and 46.2 percent from three- point range. The Jazz hit 41.8 percent from the field and 26.3 percent from behind the arc...Utah won the battle of the boards, 44-37...Utah is 9-17 as the guest this season...The Warriors opened a five-game homestand Sunday and will also host New York, Portland, the LA Lakers and Oklahoma City. They are 12-12 in Oakland this season...The Jazz were unbeaten in their previous four games against the Warriors, who have won eight of the last 12 as the host in this series.
02/09 01:01:40 ET