Warriors put together best game of season, beat Jazz 131-119
KEEP THIS TEAM TOGETHER, DAMMIT!
The Golden State Warriors shocked the world and knocked off the #1 seeded Utah Jazz 131-119 in a thrilling Sunday matinee at Chase Center. Here’s a quick recap of the game with highlights from our LGW community game thread.
BIG DAY FOR WIGGINS, POOLE, AND WISEMAN TRUTHERS.
End of 1Q: Warriors 33, Jazz 24
Sleepy Freud: 15-0 run against the best team in the league will do.
rcknfn: Awesome 1st quarter! 2nd unit, its all on you.
OGG Gurl: Was that the best quarter of basketball they’ve played this year? My eyes say yes.
Halftime: Warriors 67, Jazz 54
ChaosSamedi: Second unit doesnt look that bad if they would stop f—ng switching everything, wiseman also has looked pretty good defending on an island against guards today
Sleepy Freud: If Wiseman doubled the gapping distance he seems to think is appropriate for NBA guards, he'd probably have it about right.
Goofus: My Warriors are looking good!
End of 3Q: Warriors 95, Jazz 86
Apricot: If GSW can just keep a double digit lead into the 4th, then they should be down only 5 when the starters come back
Jazz: 28/67 FGs, 11/31 threes, 19/25 FTs
Warriors: 38/69 FGs, 12/25 threes, 7/8 FTs
End of 4Q: Warriors 131, Jazz 119
Goofus: Is it hyperbole to say that the next 6 minutes or so are the most important of the season? If the 2nd unit can play like they did after settling down in the 2nd, we might actually be good!
BadlyBrowned: Bench offense looks much more watchable with actual playmakers on the floor.
Daniel Hardee: Wiseman got a board and a putback over Gobert? Hmm that's odd
AttilaTheHun: Hey Wiseman held onto that pass too. Geez I hope this is a trend.
Pius Street Uke: Beautiful Draymond triple double!
Janet: Oubre is Spiderman
BadlyBrowned: TWO WAY WIGGS
ServantOfLuna: We broke our losing streak...by beating the Jazz??? Wow.
DraymondWantsItMore: We needed that win, and I'm really glad it involved Poole, manion, Wiggins, wiseman etc having big parts, not just leaning on steph and dray for everything. What a f——g rollercoaster!
In the past few days...
Wolves beat Pels by 30
Pels beat Clips by 20
Clips beat Warriors by 26
Warriors beat Jazz by 12
Which I guess means the worst team in the league is 88 points better than the best team?
What a game! The starters came out red hot, making their shots, playing with intensity, and most importantly they were able to successfully poke the ball away to steal it for some easy points. That group actually securing defensive rebounds was also huge (doubly so because the Frenchman on the other team is huge).
I got nervous when the second unit started by giving up a 7-0 run where they had poor shots and really bad defense, but they managed to find their footing and earn back some of the points they had lost by the time Steph and Draymond subbed back in.
But man, everyone who played looked locked in, people bottomed their shots, there were not many mistakes—a couple missed switches here, some bad passes there—overall a very strong game. Any team worse than the Jazz would've been halfway on the plane by midway through the 4th Q, but Utah played tough and kept it in doubt until the final minutes.
I have a feeling all the guys who didn't get any minutes this game will be important tomorrow and throughout the week since the Dubs have 5 games in 7 days if I'm reading the calendar right. I hope they're up to the task.
Oh yeah, and this scratches another top-tier opponent off the to-do list. Brooklyn got us good, we're 0-1 against Phoenix and Milwaukee and we haven't played Philly yet, but we've taken a game off almost every other contender in the league already this season. Gotta love that.