Reigning MVP Stephen Curry only had 16 points through three quarters and had his teammates picked up the scoring. The fourth quarter came and suddenly Curry went off again, scoring 10 points in securing a 106-103 win over the Utah Jazz.
We’ve had some battles and, obviously, we’ve had some lopsided victories,” Curry said according to the Associated Press. “But what gets lost in the record is the tough games we’ve had to claw our way out of like tonight. Just because we are 19-0 doesn’t mean we can just show up and blow teams out and guarantee a win, we actually have to do something about it.
The game was close in the fourth quarter. Tied at 101, Curry took a step back three pointer to take a three point lead. Then Jazz shooting guard Rodney Hood made a layup making it a one point game. After Curry missed a three pointer, Jazz received possession and Hood missed the game winning shot, which resulted in the Warriors getting a rebound to secure the win.
They knew this would be one of their tougher challenges due to the Jazz’s frontcout of Derrick Favors and Rudy Golbert. But they hustled on every possession and played championship basketball.
We knew this was going to be one of the tougher challenges for us,” Warriors interim coach Luke Walton said. “That team is very well coached and they execute and they got those bigs that are a lot to deal with. Once their crowd got into it and they had their confidence going it was a good solid NBA game.
Warriors next play the Charlotte Hornets and hope to continue their historic streak.