Golden State Warriors close in on Western Conference final berth

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Golden State Warriors close in on Western Conference final berth

Amazingly, Curry still finished with 23 points.

Golden State's ability to shift the offensive strategy wouldn't be possible if not for Curry's willingness to slide into more of a sidekick role, which he did in the fourth quarter as Durant accumulated a usage percentage of 43.5, compared to Curry's 31.8.

Two-time MVP Stephen Curry and acting coach Mike Brown said opponents are going to make their runs, but they're more concerned with the way the team responds. Through the first two games of the series, Golden State holds a 65-44 assist advantage over Utah.

This is true despite the Warriors shooting the ball only okay, not particularly well. And between the five minute and one minute mark, Golden State unleashed a 14-2 run. Its lowest total prior to Saturday was 25. Utah's best chance to get a win and potentially get back into the series was tonight. On Saturday night, he missed all three of his treys. Though most of his squad couldn't find the rim, Durant was consistent throughout the entire game, spreading out his scoring for 13 points in the first quarter, 9 in the second, 5 in the third and then 11 in the fourth. He was pulled before having words with the officials.

"Yeah, they were booing me pretty loud", Green said. I think there are some places I go where I should definitely should be booed. They had silly turnovers, one being a backcourt violation, and they even had a delay of game called right after the backcourt violation.

The Jazz have a lot of work to do to win a game in this series, but covering the spread is another story. We saw glimpses on Christmas Day of a rivalry on the court and it wouldn't be the first time they met in an NBA Finals. Seconds later, Adams hit him with a technical foul.

"I'm not surprised", Oubre said after practice Saturday. "But I doubt if that's really considered losing control of your emotions". It allowed Utah to take a 50-59 lead into halftime and Utah built a nine-point lead in the third quarter. It was their first lead of the series. Utah shot 7/22 from outside in this game which is not very good for them.

Andre Iguodala, 11 points and 4 rebounds, was the only other Warriors who scored in double figures but Draymond Green had a solid 9 points and 10 rebounds. Draymond Green had nine points, and Klay Thompson had a whole six.

LeBron: Boston fans are born 'pumped,' don't need any more
On the way to the locker room following that Game 6 loss, he yanked off his Cavs jersey for what many thought was the last time . The Celtics advanced to the Eastern Conference final after downing Washington in Game 7 of their semi-final series on Monday.

Getting back a healthy George Hill would be a boost for the Jazz, too. See you all there Jazz fans.

Oubre, 21, averaged 6.3 points and 3.3 rebounds a game for the Wizards this season. The two squared up on one another and had to be separated. The game was out of reach. "So that puts Gobert in a perdicerment, we've got a seven footer who is coming at him downhill".

"It's just basketball", Durant said. "The league has to do what they have to do".

"But I'm sure he didn't mind if we just moved on", Durant added.

Green has arguably been Golden State's most impressive player this postseason, dominating both ends of the floor at times.

6 p.m. Monday at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

LINE HISTORY: The Jazz opened as 5.5-point home pups in a must-win Game 3 and that number has been bet down to 5.

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