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Wounded Warriors Overmatched in Loss to Jazz

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    Wounded Warriors Overmatched in Loss to Jazz
    NBC Sports Bay Area
    The shorthanded Warriors fell short against the Utah Jazz on Sunday. (March 25, 2018)

    OAKLAND -- Heavy on heart and hustle, light on proficiency, the shorthanded Warriors on Sunday night often looked like the overmatched Warriors of yesteryear in a 110-91 loss to the Utah Jazz at Oracle Arena

    With the Warriors missing their four All-Stars, Quinn Cook led them in scoring with 17 points, while Andre Iguodala dropped in 12.

    The Warriors (54-19) shot 41.8 percent from the field, with starters JaVale McGee and Nick Young combining to go 7-of-26 (26.9 percent).

    Though Draymond Green’s pelvic contusion healed sufficiently for him to return, he was a late scratch with flu-like symptoms and joined Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson on the sideline.

    STANDOUT PERFORMER: There weren’t many shining moments for the Warriors. Some of the brightest came when Iguodala, whose greatest asset is not his shooting, was launching from deep.

    Iguodala’s line: 12 points (4-of-7 shooting, including 4-of-5 from beyond the arc), two rebounds, two assists and one steal. He played 19 minutes, finishing minus-6.

    TURNING POINT: After the Warriors closed the first half on a Young layup that pulled them within six, 53-47, the Jazz opened the third quarter with an 25-5 run, taking a 78-52 lead on a Donovan Mitchell 3-pointer with 4:45 left in the quarter.

    Utah pushed the lead as high as 26 in the quarter. The Warriors got no closer than 19 in the fourth quarter.

    INJURY UPDATE: Warriors: G Shaun Livingston (groin strain) and G Nick Young (R knee contusion) were listed as probable and upgraded to available prior to tipoff. G Pat McCaw (low back contusion) was listed as questionable and upgraded to available. F Omri Casspi (R ankle sprain) was listed as doubtful and downgraded to out. G Stephen Curry (R MCL sprain), F Kevin Durant (R rib soreness), F Draymond Green (flu-like symptoms) and G Klay Thompson (R thumb fracture) were listed as out.

    Jazz: G Raul Neto (L wrist fracture) and G/F Thabo Sefolosha (R knee surgery) were listed as out.

    WHAT’S NEXT: The Warriors return to action Tuesday night, when they face the Indiana Pacers at Oracle Arena. Coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area begins at 6:30, with tipoff scheduled for 7:35.

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