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Jazz drop third straight game, losing to Warriors 129-118

SAN FRANCISCO (ABC4 Sports) – Stephen Curry scored 33 points with six 3-pointers to lead all five Golden State starters in double figures, and the Warriors beat the Utah Jazz 129-118 on Friday night.
Andrew Wiggins added 20 points, nine rebounds, five assists and three steals coming off a season-best 31 points in a 124-107 win against the Clippers on Wednesday.
Klay Thompson hit back-to-back 3-pointers late in the third quarter and six on the night to finish with 20 points and six rebounds, while Kevon Looney contributed 10 points and 12 rebounds. Draymond Green scored 13 points.
Warriors guard Jordan Poole came off the bench for 19 points with a pair of 3-pointers after he went 0 for 8 from long range in Wednesday’s win.
Lauri Markkanen scored 24 points for the Jazz, who managed just 11 assists in the first two quarters.
Curry knocked down a fall-away 3-pointer, got fouled and converted the four-point play at the 8:40 mark of the first quarter as the Warriors ran out to a 17-point lead, but they couldn’t hold it.
The Warriors have won eight straight at home for their longest unbeaten run on their own floor since 11 in a row from Oct. 30-Dec. 3, 2021. They also have a five-game home winning streak against Utah.
Jordan Clarkson and Kelly Olynyk each had 21 points for Utah, with Clarkson adding 10 assists. The Jazz have lost three straight to match their longest skid of the season that has come during this stretch of six defeats in the last eight.
Jazz coach Will Hardy acknowledged he sometimes stops to watch Curry and has to “snap out of it” and remember to coach. Curry recorded his 12th 30-point game out of 17 — the first time in his career he’s been on that kind of pace.
“He’s just as terrifying today as he was then,” Hardy said of the reigning NBA Finals MVP’s growth from even six or seven years ago.
Utah shot 2 for 20 to begin the game from 3-point range, 2 of 15 in the opening quarter, 4 for 26 at halftime and 11 of 45 overall. The Jazz are 5-5 on the road against the Western Conference.
The Jazz next play at top-seeded Phoenix on Saturday night to complete the back-to-back.



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