Jazz shut down Warriors 111-85 to stop 9-game win streak – Cache Valley Daily


Golden State Warriors forward Juan Toscano-Anderson, right, competes for a rebound against Utah Jazz’s Hassan Whiteside, left, and Trent Forrest (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 23 points and Donovan Mitchell had 14 points with 10 rebounds to power the Utah Jazz past Golden State 111-85 on Wednesday and snap the Warriors’ nine-game winning streak.

Hassan Whiteside had nine points, 17 rebounds and seven blocks as the Jazz nearly held the Warriors to their lowest shooting percentage this season until a garbage-time hot streak helped them finish at 36%.

Mitchell tallied eight assists in a bid to mark Utah’s first triple-double since Carlos Boozer did it 14 years ago.

The Jazz are still without Rudy Gobert, who has missed eight games with a calf strain. But they dominated the paint on both ends of the court.

Jordan Poole led Golden State with 18 points and Stephen Curry had 16 in the Warriors’ highest margin of defeat this season.

Golden State was also shorthanded. Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala and James Wiseman were sidelined with injuries.

Golden State had only two baskets and eight total points over final nine minutes of third quarter.

Then, the Jazz started the fourth with a 13-2 burst. Following a repeating pattern in the game, Whiteside grabbed an offensive rebound to cap the run and make it 92-67 with 8:47 to play.

The Jazz led by as many as 30 points in the fourth quarter as the Warriors went with their bench for most of the period.

The Jazz have won four consecutive games after their worst span this season and they’ve done so with a recommitment on the defensive end, even without their three-time Defensive Player of the Year.

The game began with a totally different complexion than the end. The Warriors scored the first 13 points and led 15-2 before the Jazz answered with a 19-5 run.

ALL-FEMALE BROADCAST CREW

The game was televised by ESPN with Beth Mowins calling play-by-play, Doris Burke as an analyst and Lisa Salters on the sidelines. Besides making history with those three in front of the camera, the network announced that 33 other women handled production roles in Salt Lake City and at company headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut.

Mowins has been with ESPN since 1994, primarily working college sports while Burke has become one of the top NBA television analysts. Salters has been a mainstay on NFL broadcasts and has been part of NBA coverage on ESPN and ABC since 2005.

“To work alongside these women and see the depth of talent we have in a variety of roles on this NBA property is incredibly rewarding,” said Sara Gaiero, coordinating producer at ESPN. “Each of these women make regular, valuable contributions to our NBA productions. I am so excited to watch them do what they do best – document an NBA game at the highest level.”

INGLES DEALT FOR ALEXANDER-WALKER

Joe Ingles, the longest-tenured Jazz player, was traded from his only NBA team on Wednesday. Ingles, who has an expiring contract, tore his anterior cruciate ligament on Jan. 30 and is preparing for surgery.

“Today hurts. … I knew it was a possibility but didn’t want to believe it, we have been lucky to call this place home for 8 years!,” Ingles tweeted.

The Jazz acquired guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker from the Portland Trail Blazers and forward Juancho Hernangomez from the San Antonio Spurs in a three-team trade. Utah sent Ingles, Elijah Hughes and a future second-round draft pick to Portland. The Spurs received guard Tomas Satoransky from Portland and a future second-round draft pick from the Jazz.

So far, the Warriors have stayed put ahead of Thursday’s trade deadline.

TIP-INS

Warriors: Curry has made at least one 3-pointer in 175 consecutive games, the longest streak in NBA history. … Poole has made 58 of 59 free throws over the last 17 games. … Poole had scored 20 or more points in each of his last six starts.

Jazz: Whiteside had six first-half blocks. … The Jazz bested the Warriors 48-20 in paint points. … Utah outrebounded Golden State 52-35.

UP NEXT

Warriors: Host the New York Knicks on Thursday.

Jazz: Continue their six-game home stand Friday against the Orlando Magic.



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