When I say that this was an easy victory for the Warriors, that can be considered an understatement. Tonight, they had no problems taking care of the Utah Jazz, who simply lost their flow after coming off an exhilarating win over the New Orleans Pelicans. Unfortunately for them, they were no match for the Warriors, falling by a whopping score of 130-102.
The Jazz really lost the game in the first quarter, where Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson did some serious damage. They finished with a combined 64 points. Along with his 31, Curry also dished 16 assists to get a lot of his teammates involved.
— GSWStats (@gswstats) April 7, 2014
Early, the Warriors were rolling offensively and defensively with 35 points in the first quarter to the Jazz’s 22. By the end of the quarter, Curry had opened 4-for-5 on 3-pointers for 16 points while Thompson had chipped in eight. After the Warriors had built a sizable lead in the first quarter, the bench unit came in to put a stop to the Warrior flow.
All over the place, the Jazz bounced back with a 15-0 run, able to cut the lead down to five. Thompson, however, scored eight consecutive points to put the Warriors back on top. From this point on, the Jazz lost a grip on the game and it became one of those events where the young players get to showcase their talents in hopes for more playing time.
With each game that is being played, the playoff picture because more and more clear each and every day. Sunday night, Memphis lost to San Antonio, the Warriors beat the Jazz, and Dallas beat Sacramento. It seems like the Grizzlies may be running out of time, but it is still hard to tell. Regardless of how the other teams play, the Dubs are solidifying their chances by continuing to win.
Sunday, there were no flashes of inconsistency, and each player from the Warrior roster seemed to have a decently good shooting night – enough for the Warriors to scored 130 points in regulation. If they can find this type of consistency throughout the playoffs, they may be poised for another deep run, perhaps deeper.
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