Jazz Smash Warriors From Start To Finish Behind Mitchell’s 23 Points

Jan 23, 2021, 9:26 PM
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Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz drives around Kelly Oubre Jr. #12 of the Golden State Warriors during a game at Vivint Smart Home Arena on January 23, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Jazz handled the Golden State Warriors from start to finish in a 127-108 blowout victory on Saturday night at Vivint Arena.

Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz with 23 points, including 18 points in the first half over the Warriors. Mike Conley added 17 points, while Bojan Bogdanovic and Jordan Clarkson each scored 14 points. Joe Ingles chipped in 13 points off the bench. Rudy Gobert notched a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds.

Stephen Curry had 24 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. He knocked down 5 three-pointers which put him in second in NBA history for three-pointers made in a career. Curry passed Reggie Miller and now only Ray Allen is ahead of him.

The No. 2 overall pick James Wiseman had 15 points, 5 boards and 2 blocks. Andrew Wiggins contributed 13 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks.

Jazz Begin Blowout With 30-Point Halftime Lead Over Warriors

Fans had an idea it was going to be a great night for the Jazz when they started the game on a 14-0 run. Mike Conley and Royce O’Neale each knocked down two three-pointers.

Stephen Curry kept the Warriors in the game in the first quarter with 10 points as the Jazz outscored them 39-30. The second quarter was when the game turned for the Jazz as they outscored them 38-17. They took a 77-47 lead into the halftime break.

Despite scoring 77 points, the Jazz had just two players score in double figures. Other than Mitchell’s 18 points, Mike Conley added 15 points, all coming from beyond the arc.

Rudy Gobert, Bojan Bogdanovic and Royce O’Neale each scored 9 points apiece for Utah. Derrick Favors chipped in 8 points and 5 boards, while Jordan Clarkson dropped 7 points off the bench. Georges Niang rounded out the Jazz scoring with two points.

For Golden State, Curry had 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists, while knocking down 3 triples. He is tied with Reggie Miller for second in NBA history for most three-pointers made in a career.

Andrew Wiggins has 11 points, while James Wiseman chipped in 7 points and 2 blocks.

Utah Cruises In Second Half To Put Golden State Away

Utah kept the pedal to the metal in the third quarter as they were not allowing the Warriors to make any significant runs. They outscored the Warriors 31-25 in the third quarter. Heading into the fourth quarter, the Jazz were up 108-72.

Mitchell and Bogdanovic each had 5 points in the quarter but Joe Ingles was the one who went off in the third. He finished with 11 points and 3-of-4 shooting from downtown. Steph Curry also had 11 points in the third.

When the fourth quarter rolled around, the Jazz and Warriors both emptied their benches about five minutes into the final period.

The Jazz have now won 8 straight games and are 12-4 on the year. They will continue their home stand on Tuesday, January 26 against the New York Knicks. That was the last team to beat the Jazz when they met at Madison Square Garden on January 6. Tip-off between the Jazz and Knicks will be at 7 p.m. MST on AT&T SportsNet.

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