SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored 26 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as the Utah Jazz upset the league’s highest-scoring team, the Golden State Warriors, 110-100 on Friday night.
It was Jazz’s first win in three tries against the Warriors.
Hayward showed no lingering effects from sinus congestion that held him out of practice Thursday. He added six assists to his double-double. The Jazz got a huge lift from the bench with 17 points from Trevor Booker and 15 from Trey Burke.
“It was good to see (Hayward) get energized and get some of his juice back,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “I think he’s always risen to a challenge in a matchup. He played really well and played really hard. ... The biggest thing is his rebounding.”
Stephen Curry had his ninth 30-point game of the season and finished with 32.
His fellow All-Star backcourt teammate Klay Thompson was held to 12 after scoring at least 22 in the last five games. The Warriors were never able to put together one of their trademark scoring runs.
The Jazz (17-30) used an 11-2 run early in the second quarter to take a 39-27 lead as the Warriors just didn’t resemble the team with the NBA’s best record. Golden State (36-8) never led, tied just twice in the first quarter and shot 43.0 percent from the field. Curry was the lone bright spot outside of 15 points from Leandro Barbosa, 13 of which were scored in the fourth quarter.
Jazz: The Jazz bench players scored 28 of the team’s 56 first-half points and finished with 51. ... The Jazz finished their four-game homestand 2-2. ... Dante Exum went to the locker room in the third quarter after being hit in the throat by an elbow. He returned to the bench later that quarter and to the game midway through the fourth quarter.
Warriors: The Warriors trailed by double-digits at halftime for fifth time this season — all on the road. They are 1-4 in those games ... Outside of Curry and Thompson, Golden State starters scored just 15 points. ... The 100 points were the fewest scored by the Warriors since an 86-point effort in a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Dec. 25.
THE ART OF
Jazz rookie Joe Ingles told stories Thursday about the difference between playing in NBA arenas and those overseas. He’s played for the Australian National team and in Spain and Israel.
“I’ve had all kinds of things thrown at me and fans spit at you,” Ingles said with a laugh. “I’ve seen a lot. Teammates been hit with objects and start bleeding. ... You name it and I’ve either had it thrown at me or one of my teammates has. ... It’s nice to be able to just go into an arena and not get abused and stuff thrown at you every week.”
Jazz: At the Portland Trailblazers on Tuesday.
Warriors: Host Phoenix Suns on Saturday.