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Warriors Hold on to Beat Jazz in Game 2

OAKLAND -- They did it in fits and starts, but the Warriors kept things together enough Thursday night for a 115-104 victory over Utah that gives them a 2-0 series lead.

The Warriors remain undefeated (6-0) this postseason.

Kevin Durant scored 25 points to lead the offense, while Stephen Curry tossed in 23, Draymond Green 21, Klay Thompson 14 and Andre Iguodala 10.

The Warriors outshot the Jazz 49.4 percent to 45.2, outrebounded them 47-39. They did, however, commit 17 turnovers, and that sloppiness helped Utah stay within striking distance.

There was a tense moment with 7:24 left in the fourth quarter when Green went down clutching his left knee, which was tweaked when after rising from the floor after missing a layup. He stayed down for a couple minutes, and eventually got up and walked into the locker room under his own power. He did return to finish the game.

Gordon Hayward scored a game-high 33 points to lead Utah scorers.

STANDOUT PERFORMER: On a night when all four All-Stars brought something, Durant was strong across the board.

Durant’s line: team-high 25 points (6-of-13 shooting from the field, including 0-of-4 from deep, 13-of-15 from the line), a team-high 11 rebounds, game-high-tying seven assists, one block and one steal. He played 36 minutes and finished plus-11.

TURNING POINT: The Warriors led comfortably, by as much as 20, throughout the first half. And when the Jazz made a 7-0 run to get within six (63-57) with 9:57 left in the third quarter, the Warriors responded with a 12-3 run to go up 75-60 with 6:55 remaining in the quarter.

Utah made several runs but got no closer than seven in the fourth quarter.

INJURY UPDATE: Warriors: F Kevon Looney (L hip strain) was listed as out.

Jazz: G George Hill (L big toe soreness) and G Alec Burks (L knee recovery) were listed as out.

WHAT’S NEXT: Game 3 is scheduled for Saturday at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. Tipoff is 5:35 p.m. Pacific.

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