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Jordan Bell (questionable)
Patrick McCaw (probable)
Stephen Curry (probable)
Dante Exum (out)
Thabo Sefolosha (out)
Mo’ Curry, mo’ problems
The final time a Golden State Warriors played a Utah Jazz, Stephen Curry was out with his ankle injury, and a Warriors still pulled off a 25-point blowout win.
Since entrance behind from that ankle sprain, Curry has been on an comprehensive tear. If we didn’t locate his latest gem opposite a Boston Celtics over a weekend — well, do yourself a preference and watch this before stability on.
Curry’s been scoring 31.5 points on an absurd 75 true-shooting commission given his return. For reference, he averaged 30.1 points on a 66.9 TS% for his unanimous MVP season. Good fitness to a rest of a NBA.
As of now, Curry is listed on a Warriors’ damage news with shoulder soreness. But if he ends adult personification like Steve Kerr expects him to, a odds we give a Jazz to take a win drops from about 0.01% to a prosaic zero.
Bounce behind games for a other stars
While Curry had an illusory night opposite a Celtics, a other Warriors’ all-stars had a severe outing. Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green total for 42 points on 41 shots. Thompson was generally cold, usually scoring 7 points for a game.
It’s singular to see many of a guys with back-to-back bad games and so it wouldn’t be intolerable to see during slightest dual if not all of them carrying good bounce-back performances opposite Utah.
Perhaps a Donovan Mitchell sighting
Gordon Hayward might’ve knocked a atmosphere out of Utah when he jumped boat to a Celtics. But Mitchell came aboard and breathed new life into that authorization by being one of a best among this year’s breeze class.
Last time these dual teams faced off, we was vehement to finally watch Mitchell in action, as we had usually review tales of his considerable rookie debate adult to that point.
Unfortunately Thompson and a rest of a Warriors patrol had other skeleton for a rookie, as their gloomy invulnerability hold him to an emasculate 6-for-17 sharpened night.
He does perform a tad bit improved during home, so we’ll see how he fares in Utah this time around. But one of a biggest issues a Jazz have is a miss of descent weapons on their register and in sold their starting five.
That was substantially one of a reasons because a Warriors were means to file in and concentration on containing Mitchell.
The scoring emanate with a Jazz starters
It doesn’t get any improved when we embody a other dual starters in Mitchell and Joe Ingles, as a Jazz still normal a toxic 86.9 points per 100 security with that multiple pity a court.
Until a Jazz find a approach to reliably measure a ball, another blowout win by a Warriors isn’t wholly out of a question.
Final score: Warriors 124 – Jazz 102