NBA Preview from The Sports Network|
Monday, November 18th
(All times Eastern)
Golden State Warriors (7-3) at Utah Jazz (1-10), 9 p.m.
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Golden State Warriors and Utah Jazz will meet for
the second time in three days Monday night when the action shifts to
On Saturday, at Oracle Arena, the Warriors throttled Utah, 102-88. Golden
State shot 51.3 percent from the field and forced 19 Jazz turnovers en route
to a third straight victory for Golden State and a second consecutive loss for
The Warriors went to 5-0 at home.
"The teams that have truly successful years, they take care of business at
home," said Warriors head coach Mark Jackson. "That's the first thing to being
a good team. We are learning that and hopefully will keep it going."
Klay Thompson led the way with 25 points. Andre Iguodala had 16 points, six
rebounds and four steals, while Steph Curry notched a double-double with 15
points and 11 assists.
David Lee scored 13 points and Andrew Bogut also had a double-double with 12
points and 11 rebounds. Harrison Barnes netted 11 off the bench.
Jermaine O'Neal left the game Saturday after he injured his right leg. Golden
State announced the preliminary diagnosis of the injury was a right knee
sprain and right groin strain. He is not expected to play on Monday.
The Jazz have dropped two straight since finally get that first win of the
season last week against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Derrick Favors paced the Jazz with 17 points and seven rebounds in the loss to
the Warriors. Gordon Hayward and Marvin Williams each had 14 points and
Richard Jefferson and Enes Kanter also scored in double figures.
"We dug ourselves too big of a hole there," Hayward said. "They run their
offense pretty well."
The Jazz don't.
Utah ranks 30th in the NBA in scoring at 88.7 points per game.
The Warriors have lost five of their last seven in Salt Lake City.
11/18 10:47:57 ET