Durant propels Warriors past Jazz

Never seeming to do the one needed on the given play - but he would still finish the game with 11 points off of 11 shots, and have 5 assists to 3 turn overs. Golden State's Splash Brothers duo of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 7-of-29 from the field, while Draymond Green's outside shot crashed back down to Earth as he went 0-of-3 from long range.

Before their home fans, the Jazz showed plenty of fight, taking a nine-point lead in the third quarter.

Trailing 79-78 midway through the fourth quarter, Golden State seized the lead for good on back-to-back layups from Draymond Green and Durant.

From there, the Warriors took full control of the game, winning the quarter 30-21 and securing the 102-91 victory. Utah will be playing for pride here, knowing that there is virtually no chance to win the series from this spot.

The Jazz are actually down 3-0 now, and no one would be surprised if they get swept. The Utah Jazz are averaging 98.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 100.7 points on 47.3 percent shooting.

However, this matchup was controlled by the other All-Star small forward. It was not just his scoring total that stood out, but rather how he got to that total.

Former MVPs Kevin Durant and Steph Curry took it from there. He had no answer on the other side, and Durant's 38 points was the big difference in this game.

According to the defensive ace, the thunderous boos directed at him were unwarranted "Yeah, they (Jazz fnas) were booing me pretty loud".

There are no guarantees in sports, and the Golden State Warriors proved that fact just past year when they blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals.


And dominating it all was Kevin Durant. Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. Curry made just four of his 18 shots through three-quarters including a disastrous 1-of-9 mark from deep.

Golden State's ability to shift the offensive strategy wouldn't be possible if not for Curry's willingness to slide into more of a sidekick role, which he did in the fourth quarter as Durant accumulated a usage percentage of 43.5, compared to Curry's 31.8. He also deserves a lot of credit for not turning the ball over once all night. He's the glue that holds the Warriors' lineup of stars together, and they are virtually unbeatable when Green is at his best.

After struggling in Game 1, Rudy Gobert has put together two solid performances.

JaVale McGee played key minutes down the stretch over Iguodala against Rudy Gobert and the move paid off. McGee was +17 while only scoring 2 points and grabbing 7 rebounds.

Saturday night reminded us of the simple fact that makes the Golden State Warriors so absurd.

Utah started slowly, but gradually gathered momentum. He was a killer, doing things that the Jazz just could not respond to because when Durant is locked in, he's unstoppable.

In New York, Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jnr was suspended by the National Basketball Association for Sunday's (Monday in Manila) crucial playoff game against Boston after throwing Celtics center Kelly Olynyk to the court.

Let's take a look at three takeaways from this Game 3 between the Jazz and Warriors.

Durant's only played eight games since returning from that sprain, but he looks back at MVP form already.

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