Stephen Curry had a huge night, scoring 44 points, to lead a fourth quarter rally as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Utah Jazz 95-90 at Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah Friday night.
Curry shot 14-of-26 from the field, eight-of-13 from beyond the arc and eight-of-nine from the free throw line.
The Jazz had a nine-point fourth quarter lead, but the Warriors went on a 12-0 run, led by Curry and center Andrew Bogut, who had a huge game as well, to take the lead. Alec Burks reclaimed the lead for the Jazz, 88-87, with 2:17 to play, but the Warriors scored the next eight points to close things out.
Bogut stuffed the stat sheet – he scored 16 points, pulled down 17 rebounds, dished out five assists, blocked three shots and had two steals. Klay Thompson, who was the only other Warrior to score in double figures, had 11 points and five rebounds.
Burks came off of the bench to lead the Jazz with 26 points, five rebounds and three assists. Enes Kanter had 15 points and seven rebounds and Diante Garrett added 13 points.
The Jazz honored former coach Jerry Sloan at halftime and both John Stockton and Karl Malone were in attendance.
The win improves to the Warriors to 29-19 while the Jazz fall to 16-30.