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Warriors Dominate Jazz, Extend Home Wins Record

The Warriors extended their record regular-season win streak at Oracle Arena to 46 with a 115-94 win over the Jazz,

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    OAKLAND -- The turnovers were down, the defensive intensity up and that formula delivered a fairly clean victory for the Warriors on Wednesday night.

    Holding Utah to 40.5-percent shooting from the field, the Warriors extended their record regular-season win streak at Oracle Arena to 46 with a 115-94 win over the Jazz before the usual sellout crowd Wednesday night.

    Klay Thompson totaled a game-high 21 points. Four other Warriors scored in double figures, with Draymond Green putting in 17, Marreese Speights 16, Leandro Barbosa 13 and Stephen Curry 12.

    The Warriors (57-6) shot 57.1 percent in beating the Jazz (29-35) for the 10th time in their 11 meetings.

    Moreover, the Warriors smoothed some of the rough spots visible in recent games.

    After committing 44 turnovers in the previous two game, drawing the ire of coach Steve Kerr, the Warriors had 15 giveaways, six of which came in a garbage-time fourth quarter. They forced 20 Jazz turnovers, off which the Warriors scored 28 points – more than enough to offset a slight 42-39 rebounding deficit.

    STANDOUT PERFOMER

    Most Warriors played well, but Green and Speights were particularly effective.

    Green’s line: 17 points (7-of-13 shooting, 2-of-4 from deep), team-high seven rebounds, five assists, three blocked shots and a steal in 32 minutes. He finished a game-high plus-30 for the night.

    Speights’ line: season-high 16 points (6-of-8 shooting, 1-of-3 from deep), four assists and three rebounds in 12 minutes. He was plus-17.

    TURNING POINT

    After a Joe Ingles 3-pointer gave the Jazz a 26-25 lead with nine minutes left in the second quarter, the Warriors went on an 11-2 run to go up 36-28 with 5:50 left in the half.

    The Warriors limited Utah to 1-of-4 shooting, with three turnovers, during the rally.

    The Jazz trailed by as much as 24 in the second half and never got any closer than nine (68-59, 2:43 left in third quarter).

    INJURY UPDATE

    Warriors: F Andre Iguodala (L hamstring tightness) was listed as questionable but declared available prior to tipoff. He played 21 minutes, contributing 4 points, four rebounds and three assists. C Festus Ezeli (L knee surgery) was listed as out.

    Jazz: G Rodney Hood (back soreness) was listed as questionable and declared out prior to tipoff. G Alec Burks (L fibula fracture) and G Dante Exum (L knee surgery) are listed as out.

    WHAT’S NEXT

    The Warriors return to action Friday night, when they play host to the Portland Trail Blazers at Oracle Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:40.

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