Durant, Warriors push Jazz to brink of elimination

The Game 3 has a close to a must-win feel for the Utah Jazz, and should the team slip to a third consecutive loss here tonight, they would face elimination in front of their home fans in Game 4.

The Jazz came out strong in the third quarter, causing the Warriors to take a quick time out to slow them down.

"Give our guys credit", Warriors acting coach Mike Brown said. Finally, Draymond Green had an under-the-radar good game, despite a lackluster night from the field.

INJURY UPDATE: Warriors coach Steve Kerr did not travel to Salt Lake City and was seeing a specialist at Duke University on Friday.

Oubre, 21, averaged 6.3 points and 3.3 rebounds a game for the Wizards this season.

Trailing 75-74 early in the fourth, Warriors launched a 10-4 scoring run to regain a lead they wouldn't relinquish.

The game's final stretch featured big shots, a little anger and a major sense of release from Durant, who may very well need to face both Leonard and James if he is to claim the first title of his career. "I just try to be cerebral every time down, but also be aggressive and my teammates open it up a lot for me".

"It's the other things I try to do". With Curry struggling (despite the hot finish, he still closed 6-of-20 shooting) and Klay Thompson remaining way off (1-of-9 shooting), Durant shouldered the offensive load.

Utah shot just 6-of-21 (28.6 percent) from the floor in the first quarter. Gordon Hayward had 33 points to lead the Jazz while Rudy Gobert had 16 points with 16 rebounds. Because even if it tops the Warriors on Monday, Utah recognizes how long its odds are of rattling off four straight victories against the prohibitive National Basketball Association title favorite.

"The other 19,000 people in the arena and everyone else watching on TV saw the same thing I saw". "It's an easy decision to at that moment (to defer to Durant late)".

Golden State established a 2-0 lead in the series with a 115-104 victory over the Jazz on Thursday night. There wasn't much the Jazz could do to contend a flurry of turnaround fadeaways, drives to the basket and a pair of 3s.

It seized the lead for the first time in the series when it went up 48-47 in the second period, and led 50-49 at half-time. As the crowd roared, he gave a 2-0 hand gesture to indicate the series standing.

It was tight the rest of the way as the Warriors emerged with a two point lead after three, and then took over in the mid fourth quarter.

That being said, this Game 3 was representative of everything that the Jazz would have to hope for if they wanted to take a game from Golden State.

"You've just got to see one go in and never lose confidence in your shot", Curry said. Some games it is Durant. Stephen Curry had 22 points to lead a balanced attack. He has hit at least one 3 in all 65 playoff games he's played.

Golden State's defense was smothering. He didn't travel to Salt Lake City and has been out since Game 3 of the first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers.

All five of Utah's starters scored in double digits, including Shelvin Mack, who started in place of the injured George Hill.

"It is really just a question of his effectiveness", Snyder said. But, in situations like Game 3 the Dubs defense can rise up to hold the opponent in check until their offense clicks in.

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