Daily Dribble: Jazz can’t close out vs Warriors

Daily Dribble: Jazz can’t close out vs Warriors

by Kimya Oliver

The Utah Jazz fell to the Golden State Warriors 94-92.

The Crossover: Utah Jazz by the numbers

Joe Ingles made a pass to Bojan Bogdanovic for a pull-up jump shot to start the game. The Jazz opened the first quarter on a 13-8 run without missing a single shot.

The Warriors gained offensive momentum to tie the game at 13-13 with seven minutes left in the first. Bogdanovic drove to the basket to make a mid-range floater to make the basket while being fouled. He made the following free throw to make it a three-point play. The first quarter ended with the Jazz trailing 33-29.

The Warriors opened up the second quarter on a 6-0 run to extend the lead to ten points. After a three-minute scoring drought, Mike Conley made a cross-court pass to Rudy Gay for the three-pointer to get the offense going.

Bogdanovic backed down his defender to make the turnaround bank to bring the Jazz within three points. The first half ended with the Jazz trailing 54-55.

Ingles drove to the basket to bring the double team and found Rudy Gobert under the basket for the layup and foul. Gobert made the following free throw to open the third quarter.

The Jazz contained Stephen Curry from beyond the arc, but could not stop other Warriors from hitting from three-point land.

The Warriors extended their lead to 73-62 with seven minutes to go in the quarter. With one minute in the third, Jordan Clarkson made a pass to Gay for the shot beyond the arc. The third quarter ended with the Jazz trailing 83-75.

Traveling: Jazz fall in the Golden State

Gobert gave Ingles a screen and found Gay open from beyond the arc to hit a shot to open the fourth quarter. The Jazz defense started to lock down, stopping the Warriors from scoring in the first three minutes of the fourth quarter.

This game came down to the wire. Ingles made a finger roll layup to tie the game at 89-89 with four minutes to go.

With 30 seconds left, Bogdanovic stepped back for the win, but the ball went in and out. Royce O’Neale tried to tip the ball back in but was unsuccessful.

The Daily Double-Double

Bogdanovic finished with 21 points and Gay had 16 points. Gobert ended with a double-double with 12 points and 18 rebounds.

Bounce Pass: Up Next

The Jazz will be facing Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns on January 24 at 7 p.m. MST.

Featured image courtesy Jeff Chiu, Associated Press

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