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Tuesday, February 4th (All times Eastern)

Charlotte Bobcats (21-28) at Golden State Warriors (29-19), 10:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Golden State Warriors are in the midst of playing seven of eight games at home and will start a quick residency Tuesday versus the Charlotte Bobcats at Oracle Arena.

The Warriors will also welcome Chicago to town and are 14-8 at home. They are coming off Friday's 95-90 victory at Utah after going 2-3 on a recent stay in Oakland, and used a big night from All-Star guard Steph Curry, who pumped in a season-high 44 points on 14-of-26 shooting and made 8-of-13 3-pointers.

"He's an All-Star starter for a reason. He hit some shots and go in a rhythm. There's not much you can do about it," Jazz guard Alec Burks said of Curry.

Andrew Bogut tallied 16 points, 17 rebounds, five assists and three blocks for the Warriors, who trailed by as many as nine points in the fourth quarter and outscored the Jazz, 29-19, in the final frame.

Klay Thompson added 11 points in the win, Golden State's second in a row and third in four tries since losing four of five contests. It was the back end of a back-to-back for the Warriors.

Golden State is now 22-3 when holding the opposition under 100 points and Warriors head coach Mark Jackson needs one more win to reach 100. Only five coaches have posted 100-plus victories in Warriors history: Alvin Attles, Don Nelson, Ed Gottlieb, George Senesky, Alex Hannum.

In other milestone news, Curry needs 13 assists to reach 2,000 in his career.

Warriors forward David Lee did not play against the Jazz because of a sprained left shoulder and is questionable Tuesday. He is posting an average of 19.1 points and 9.8 rebounds this season.

Charlotte had won two in a row and four of six games until suffering a 105-95 loss at Phoenix on Saturday. The setback dropped the Bobcats to 2-1 on their four-game western swing.

Bobcats forward Al Jefferson, one day after erupting for a career-high 40 points in Los Angeles, was limited to 10 points on 4-of-15 shooting. Anthony Tolliver led the Bobcats with 14 points.

"We didn't come out playing the way we're supposed to play against a team like that," said Jefferson. "We didn't have the energy that we needed, we weren't making shots."

The Bobcats shot only 41.8 percent and sank just 8-of-23 3-pointers. Jannero Pargo (12), Cody Zeller (11), Ramon Sessions (11), Josh McRoberts (11) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (11) were the other double-digit scorers in defeat.

Charlotte is 10-15 away from home and will return to Time Warner Cable Arena later this week to host both San Antonio and Dallas. In injury news for the Bobcats, guard Ben Gordon is expected to miss Tuesday's game with an illness and hasn't played since Jan. 10 in a loss at Minnesota.

The Bobcats defeated the Warriors, 115-111, on Dec. 9 at home and were led by Kemba Walker's 31 points. Curry tallied 43 points in that one for Golden State, which had won two in a row in this series.

Charlotte has lost five of the eight meetings at Golden State.

02/04 10:31:09 ET

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Scoreboard
NBA
Final
ORL 100
MIL 115
Final
IND 103
NYK 82
Final
MEM 99
DEN 69
3rd
LAL 62
CHI 48
 
Final
PROV 83
DEP 72
Final
RUTG 51
MSU 71
Final
ARMY 71
BU 67
 
Final
RFLSH 75
BRY 68
 
Final
MERC 75
CHAT 72
 
Final
LIU 67
CCST 55
 
Final
TOWS 74
COC 70
 
Final
UMASS 66
DAY 64
Final
FUR 59
ETST 55
 
Final
ODU 71
FIU 56
Final
RMU 87
FD 65
 
Final
CHAR 86
FATL 61
Final
LIB 53
HIGH 72
 
Final
UNF 86
KNST 67
 
Final
FLGC 78
LIP 62
 
Final
OSU 80
MD 56
Final
Terriers 73
MNTER 67
 
Final
STET 85
NKENTUCKY 75
 
Final
WAGN 75
SHU 64
 
Final
GMAS 68
STLU 60
 
Final
JVU 65
USCU 78
 
Final
VMI 70
WCU 85
 
Final
LATU 69
WKENT 56
Final
UNCG 42
WOFF 58
 
Final
DET 93
YOUNG 87
 
Final
GSOUT 83
APP 46
 
Final
TENNM 81
EILL 51
 
Final
GHND 64
HC 54
 
Final
CIN 70
UCONN 58
Final
NDST 61
DEN 54
 
Final
SD 55
MAST 66
 
Final
UWMIL 71
ILLCH 65
 
Final
BEL 103
JVST 82
 
Final
SMISS 54
MARS 69
Final
TXSA 69
MTST 58
Final
PETE 49
RIDE 58
 
Final
SEMIZ 61
SIUE 75
 
Final
TENST 64
TENT 56
 
Final
NDAK 60
WEBER 67
 
Final
SALA 89
LALAF 85
 
Final
ARKST 65
ARKLR 75
 
Final
TROY 55
LAMON 58
 
Final
TXARL 74
UGST 88
 
Final
MURST 85
EKENT 78
 
Final
NCOL 79
IDST 76
 
Final
MIZZ 53
KENT 69
Final
GONZ 64
PORT 46
Final
UTEP 71
UAB 69
Final
GRCN 78
UMKC 57
 
Final
WLVRN 78
CHIST 62
 
1st OT
USC 72
COL 69
 
2nd
UCI 61
CPSL 51
 
2nd
CSNO 63
HAW 74
 
Final
PAC 43
PEPP 50
 
2nd
SDU 54
SCU 44
 
2nd
UCD 67
UCSB 62
 
2nd
UCLA 58
UTAH 50
 
Final
PORST 54
MONT 73
 
Final
SACST 75
MNTST 59
 
2nd
CSFU 49
LBSU 41
 
2nd
GAELS 44
LMU 37
 
1st
WASU 25
CAL 23
 
1st
BYU 32
USF 25
 
Final
NYI 2
BOS 5
Final
NYR 0
MON 1
Final
PHI 5
WIN 2
Final
TOR 1
ARI 3
Final
FLA 3
CLB 2
Final
TAM 5
DET 1
Final
STL 5
NAS 4
Final
CAL 0
MIN 1
3rd
EDM 3
BUF 2
 
2nd Intermission
SJS 6
ANA 1