Curry's 30 lead Warriors to sweep after 121-95 win over Jazz

Curry's 30 lead Warriors to sweep after 121-95 win over Jazz

Curry's 30 lead Warriors to sweep after 121-95 win over Jazz

From the start, the Warriors controlled the game with a 39-17 score at the end of the first quarter.

Utah rallied back several times throughout the game, but Green's triple-double, Curry's high-level performance and huge contributions by several other Warriors kept the Jazz from ever edging ahead.

The Utah Jazz put forth an admirable effort in their Western Conference semifinals series with the Golden State Warriors. The Jazz did take some solace in eclipsing 50 wins and winning a playoff series for the first time in several years despite enduring tons of injuries throughout the season.

Golden State joins the Cleveland Cavaliers as the only undefeated teams in this year's playoffs. The Warriors outscored the Jazz 28-16 in the fourth quarter. The Cavaliers, coincidentally, also swept their first two opponents.

It counteracted Utah's effectiveness in limiting its own turnovers and taking away Golden State's chances for transition baskets for much of the game.

Klay Thompson chipped in 21 points to bounce back from a 1-for-9 shooting night in Game 3.

Lost in the highlights has been a smothering defense allowing just 99.3 points per game " second-best among teams still alive in the postseason.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, Green said he's been disappointed with the quality of postseason play, saying he thought the Cavs' series have been very one-sided.

"We knew what the game plan was and executed that game plan". Will he learn his lesson the hard way in a few weeks?

The Warriors dictated the pace of the game, getting out in the open court and outscoring the Jazz 19-4 in transition.

They now await the victor of the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs series that is tied at two games apiece. In these four games, the Jazz were beaten by an average of 15 points.

Draymond Green has been one of the NBA's most vocal players since entering the league, even long before he had the talent to back his mouth up.

The offense has come in waves. "We have got a good thing going, we're playing well". Shut up."They don't make sense". If we've got something that we need to talk over, we're gonna talk it over. "For the most part the rotation has been pretty consistent, but when he's needed to go a different direction he's pulled the trigger at the right time and it's been working for us".

The Warriors have been without coach Steve Kerr since Game 3 of the first round and haven't missed a beat. He and Brown speak regularly, but that's an obstacle to overcome.

Coach Quin Snyder said he hopes the Jazz are able to keep Hayward.

"There's uncertainty", Snyder said. But, the majority of this team has played in that system for three years now.

Utah closed the half on 12-2 run - highlighted by back-to-back 3-pointers from Joe Ingles and Exum - and cut the Warriors' lead to 60-52 going into the locker room.

The competition will get tougher, though.

And then there's LeBron James, likely waiting in the finals.

It signaled the beginning of the Jazz offseason, where Hayward's decision could have the biggest impact on Utah's future since All-Stars Carlos Boozer and Deron Williams changed teams within an eight-month span in 2010-11. "They make you pay for mistakes".

On some teams, the system breaks down when players start to point out one another's shortcomings so demonstratively. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.

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