NBA Basketball

Final 1 2 3 4 Tot
Utah 14 30 40 24 108
Golden State 25 22 34 34 115
7:30 PM PT8:30 PM MT9:30 PM CT10:30 PM ET3:30 GMT11:30 8:30 PM MST10:30 PM EST7:30 UAE (+1)04:3022:30 ET9:30 PM CTNaN:� , February 12, 2019
ORACLE Arena, Oakland, California  Attendance: 19,596

Warriors hope to avoid big hole vs. Jazz

According to STATS
According to STATS

Utah Jazz at Golden State Warriors

  1. These teams have split a pair of meetings this season (both in Utah), and the Jazz have won five of the last seven games in the series overall. That's more wins and a higher winning percentage (.714) against the Warriors than any other NBA team since January 1, 2017.
  2. Utah has shot 49.2 percent from the field in wins this season, compared to 42.0 percent in losses. That's the largest field-goal percentage differential by any NBA team between wins and losses (7.2 percent).
  3. Golden State has won four in a row and 15 of its last 16 going back to January 5, averaging 125.9 points over that span. The Warriors are averaging a league-high 119.1 points per game this season, which would be the highest by any NBA team since the 1990-91 Nuggets (119.9).
  4. Kevin Durant (39), Klay Thompson (29) and Stephen Curry (25) each scored 25-plus points in Sunday's 120-118 victory over Miami. It was their sixth such game this season, the most by any NBA trio since the Warriors' own "Run TMC" trio of Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin had seven in 1990-91.
  5. Draymond Green tied a season high with 14 assists on Sunday. He's the only NBA player averaging more assists per game (7.4) than points per game (7.0) this season (minimum 30 G).
  6. Rudy Gobert is one of two NBA players averaging at least 15.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks this season, along with the Pelicans' Anthony Davis. The only Jazz player all-time to finish a season with those averages was Rich Kelley with the 1978-79 New Orleans Jazz.

The NBA's new comeback kings hope they don't have to resort to the tactic for a third consecutive game when the Golden State Warriors host the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night in Oakland, Calif.

The Warriors rallied from 19 down to edge the Miami Heat 120-118 at home on Sunday night. DeMarcus Cousins provided the game-winning points with a pair of free throws with 5.4 seconds remaining.

It was the second straight game in which the Warriors won after trailing by at least 17 points. They overcame a 17-point deficit to win at Phoenix on Friday.

The Warriors have won five times this season after falling behind by at least 15 points, including Oct. 19 at Utah, when Golden State rallied from 16 points back to prevail 124-123 on a buzzer-beating tip-in by Jonas Jerebko.

The Warriors have yet to lose (8-0) since Cousins joined Draymond Green, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry in the starting lineup.

Coincidentally, Curry said the adjustment of inserting Cousins into the starting five has helped dig some of the early holes in recent games.

"Still a feeling-out process in terms of lineup and just understanding what we are trying to do every possession," Curry told reporters after Sunday's win. "We will correct it."

Cousins wasn't with the Warriors when they stormed from behind to beat the Jazz in the first week of the season. Golden State trailed 111-101 with 8:53 left in that game before outfinishing the hosts.

Durant had 38 points and Curry 31 in the win, combining to shoot 27-for-49.

There was no such Warriors comeback when they made a return visit to Salt Lake City in December, a game the Jazz won 108-103 despite a total of 62 points on 22-for-44 shooting by Durant and Curry.

Superior depth prevailed in the rematch for Utah, which got double-doubles from Rudy Gobert (17 points, 15 rebounds) and Jae Crowder (18 points, 11 rebounds), double-figure scoring from Joe Ingles (20 points), Donovan Mitchell (17), Derrick Favors (12) and Kyle Korver (12), and 10 assists from Ricky Rubio.

The Jazz were just 15-17 at the time, and were still floundering at 20-21 on Jan. 7 before having won 12 of their last 15 games.

Utah has won two straight, including 125-105 over San Antonio at home on Saturday in night in a bit of a statement game for the club.

The Jazz were engulfed in trade rumors -- especially involving the possible acquisition of Memphis' Mike Conley -- before electing to go forward with their same group.

"We have a great group of guys, and I've never been on a team like this where we have each other's back," Rubio insisted to reporters in the wake of the trade deadline. He had been one of the players rumored to be going to the Grizzlies in a Conley deal.

"We love each other here," he continued. "The team, sometimes, upstairs don't feel like chemistry matters, and sometimes it matters more than anything."

Tuesday's meeting will complete the season series between the Warriors and Jazz, and determine the potential playoff tie-breaker should the teams finish the regular season tied in the standings.

--Field Level Media

Updated February 11, 2019

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