Golden State Warriors Vs. Utah Jazz Game 3 Live Stream: Watch The NBA Playoffs
09 May, 2017, 10:09
Durant was having none of it in the fourth quarter. They also landed a quick and long defender, capable of covering from the three-point line to the rim, to slot into their snakes' nest of long and versatile defenders.
The former NBA MVP didn't merely experience a good shooting night.
Late in the game, Golden State pulled away not because of its lovely ball movement, but because it got stops, then gave Durant the ball and let him run high pick-and-rolls.
The result: Western Conference: Golden State Warriors 102 bt Utah Jazz 91 (Warriors lead series 3-0). He bailed out Golden State on a night where the shots were not falling for the rest of his teammates.
"Myself and the other 19,000 people in the arena and everybody watching on TV saw the same thing I saw", Curry said.
When those three have been on the floor with Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala, the lineup's expected points per shot attempt jumped up another notch. The only setback came was a 105-99 loss to Utah on April 10. Golden State took a 33-15 advantage after the first quarter, but couldn't build the lead much more from there.
But hey, you know what word rhymes with "scuffle?" "So that puts Gobert in a perdicerment, we've got a seven footer who is coming at him downhill".
In the wake of Game 2, when Durant scored a team-high 25 points on 6-of-13 shooting, he pointed out that he was just starting to get his legs back. Draymond Green - just an overhyped loudmouth - was once again everywhere important in the fourth quarter, contesting shots, deflecting passes, ripping down rebounds and finding high-percentage looks. Thanks to his potent supporting cast, he doesn't necessarily need to score big for Golden State to win Monday. Hayward has averaged 24 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists in the postseason. "That wasn't enough for us to win a game the other night, but part of it is to continue to stay steadfast in trying to improve". "They're trying to clean that stuff up I guess".
Utah made another charge later in the quarter. Reaching 50 wins and winning a first round series on the road is a successful season, especially a team that has struggled so much in recent seasons. Look for the Warriors to get up by double digits early and cruise to another victory, covering at online gambling sites and completing the sweep. Going back to last season's rally in the National Basketball Association finals the Cavs have won 10 consecutive playoff games, three shy of the NBA's record set by the Los Angeles Lakers over the 1988 and 1989 postseasons. Shortly after, the Warriors began to rack up some more fouls with two called on Igoudala and Clark in the same possession. Both teams showcased superior defense and a powerhouse fourth quarter where Golden State held the Jazz scoreless for minutes at a time.
"Give our guys credit", Golden State acting coach Mike Brown said. The Warriors had some momentum go their way and with just over five minutes left, they went up by 5. "There was no panic involved or anything like that". Jazz guard George Hill missed his second consecutive game with a toe injury Saturday.
JaVale McGee played key minutes down the stretch over Iguodala against Rudy Gobert and the move paid off. McGee was +17 while only scoring 2 points and grabbing 7 rebounds. "(Rudy) Gobert is a load down there in the paint, so I know I just can't go in there and throw up anything.