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article imageNBA: Warriors give Jazz third straight loss 107-100

By Kristofor Molson     Feb 17, 2011 in Sports
Salt Lake City - The Jazz have lost twice to the Warriors this season with two of them coming on the Warriors floor. At home the Warriors won 85-78 and 96-81. The last time the Jazz won they were at home and Jerry Sloan was still their coach.
The Golden State Warriors (26-29) faced the Utah Jazz (31-26) for the final game of their season series. Utah is looking to get their first win under new coach Tyrone Corbin, and hopefully push them back up in the playoff race. The Warriors are looking to keep their winning up with them winning five of their seven games this month.
Utah was led by Milsap who scored their first eight points, and at one point led six nothing. The Warriors bounced back to take the lead 10-8. The Jazz took the lead at the 3:49 mark 18-16 off a Miles jumper and held on to it going into the second quarter 23-20.
The Jazz held the Warriors off in the second quarter till they hit the 8:26 mark when the Warriors tied it up at 30. Wright made a jumper to give the Warriors the lead 33-32 and they tried to hold on to it, but the Jazz was not going to back down. The 2:38 mark came and the game was tied again at 41. The game went back and forth with the quarter ending with a 48 tie going into halftime.
The game hit a bit of a snag when a power outage knocked out half of the overhead lights in the second quarter. The game was delayed for 2-minutes before the officials opted to keep playing with lights still dim, but bright enough to play.
Monta Ellis is the fifth leading scorer in the NBA averaging 25.3 points this season. He had a healthy stat line last night with 35 points, 7 assists, 3 steals and 1 block. Dorell Wright had 22 points and David Lee had 13 points and 6 rebounds. Reggie Williams came off the bench and had a good game giving them 15 points. Stephen Curry struggled from the field going 1-7 and only scored four points and had four assists and two steals.
Al Jefferson gave the Jazz another big game leading the team with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Paul Milsap had good game as well scoring 22 points while C.J. Miles added 20. Deron Williams had a nice game with 18 points and dished out 11 assists and grabbed seven rebounds. The bench did not do much with Earl Watson and Jeremy Evans both scoring just six points.
The lights were still dim when the third quarter began, but the Jazz light up going on a 7-0 run. Miles banked in a 3-pointer as the shot clock expired and then stole the ball and dunked it to give the Jazz a 55-48 lead. The Jazz pushed their lead to nine at the 8:27 mark.
Charlie Bell (5 points) hit a 3-pointer and Wright hit one as well to get the Warriors to within three with six minutes left in the quarter. Ellis then hit a 3-pointer to make the score 70-69 with just under three minutes left in the period. The quarter ended with both teams tied at 76.
The fourth quarter was as close as it could be as both teams fought to take control. It was a seesaw battle as both teams played hard and at the 6:31 mark the warriors took control. The Warriors went on a 16-10 run to close out the game 105-100.
Deron Williams of the Utah Jazz will be going to the All-Star game.
Stephen Curry will be participating in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and will also be participating in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge.
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