Warriors score 11 in 4th quarter, still manage to beat the Jazz
Some gritty performances, and a touch of bench redemption?
What a game! It’s been a bit of a theme lately, as the short-handed Golden State Warriors took on another short-handed team (the Utah Jazz). But with some gritty, gritty play down the stretch, the Warriors managed to snatch a victory despite a tough showing from the Jazz.
Stephen Curry’s cold streak continues (but much of it is because he’s weirdly missing his open threes). He was 1 of 13 from deep tonight and 5 of 20 overall but it just allowed from some key bench contributors to step up. Golden State got needed double-digit scoring nights from Jordan Poole, Damion Lee, Andrew Wiggins, Kevon Looney, and Otto Porter.
The last quarter devolved in a 90’s era NBA game as both teams checked to see who was colder. Credit a bunch of tough Warriors defense on this, but the Jazz shot laughably bad as a team tonight.
For me though, this right here was the play of the game. Maybe it’s the writer’s chat poisoning me, but I just extra love it when people cook Rudy Gobert. On this play, Poole realizes he’s switched and Gobert is covering him, so like a kid running to their favorite spot on the playground, he runs Gobert up to the top, and then shakes him loose a bit before getting himself a nice, wide open three.
As always, please go nuts with over-reactions. The DNHQ team will be back in the morning to help make it all make sense.