SALT LAKE CITY, UT—The Warriors extended their win streak to four games, defeating the Utah Jazz 106-99 on Thursday, December 8.
Steph Curry scored 26 points for the Warriors, who have won 16 of their last 17 games. Kevin Durant added a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds; Draymond Green had 13 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.
Golden State head coach Steve Kerr cited a lack of focus as an issue for the Warriors, who took a 25-point first half lead before allowing the Jazz cut it to five late in the game.
“A loss of focus,” Kerr explained when asked about his team’s second half performance. “You know, our first quarter was great– pushed the ball, our defensive intensity was fantastic—and then I think we let down. We started turning it over.”
Jeff Ingles led the Jazz with 21 points and five rebounds, while Rudy Gobert scored 20 points and grabbed a game-high 17 rebounds. Shelvin Mack added 19 points, five rebounds and two assists; Joe Johnson recorded 13 points and three rebounds.
Utah is 14-10 on the season and seventh in the Western Conference. The Jazz will face the Sacramento Kings in their next game on Saturday, December 10.
The Warriors are now a league best 20-3 overall, and will continue a five-game road trip with a matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, December 10.