The Utah Jazz were riding the league’s longest win streak headed into the game. The Warriors, meanwhile, are trying to recapture the magic of seasons foregone with Stephen Curry healthy and balling again. This game might be a good indicator about where the Jazz truly stand.
Things started perfectly for the Jazz with some pretty offense and good passing for an open O’Neale corner 3. Conley drained a 3 from the exact same spot the next possession and yet another on the 3rd. The Warriors hadn’t even hit the rim yet. AND ROYCE AGAIN! Jazz with 4 3’s to open the game and a very fast fast 14-0 lead. Is this a game or just a shooting drill. Because the Jazz made the first quarter their own 3 point contest, putting in 8 in the quarter. With that shooting performance, the Jazz took a 9 point lead after 1.
how it started in addition to how it's going pic.twitter.com/HO0wkk96IK— utahjazz (@utahjazz) January 24, 2021
The second quarter was much of the same. Jazz 3 point shooting cooled off, but Stephen Curry had to actually sit down and the Jazz took care of business. The good guys were able to extend their lead midway through the second and it looked like they were in command of this game. Well, except for the missed free throws!! Utah came in with the 2nd worth free throw percentage in the league. Giving away points is not a wise winning strategy. That being said, it looked like the Warriors were just giving up by the end of the 22nd. At the half the Jazz were blowing the Warriors away with a 30 point lead.
JC lob to Stifle ⤴️⤴️⤴️#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/sfeXMtdIhW— utahjazz (@utahjazz) January 24, 2021
In full transparency, I wasn’t able to catch much of the second half due to finishing up some home projects. However, big win!
Looks like the Jazz were able to hang on behind 40% 3 point shooting and a balanced scoring night all around. On to the next one!