By MATTHEW COLES – Associated Press
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 23 points and Donovan Mitchell had 14 points with 10 rebounds to propel the Utah Jazz past Golden State 111-85 on Wednesday and end the Warriors’ nine-game winning streak.
Hassan Whiteside had nine points, 17 rebounds and seven blocks as the Jazz nearly held the Warriors to their lowest shooting percentage this season until a hard hitting streak helped them finish at 36%.
Mitchell had eight assists in a bid to score Utah’s first triple-double since Carlos Boozer did it 14 years ago.
The Jazz are still without Rudy Gobert, who missed eight games with a calf sprain. But they dominated the paint at both ends of the field.
Jordan Poole led Golden State with 18 points and Stephen Curry had 16 in the Warriors’ biggest margin of loss this season.
Golden State was also shorthanded. Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala and James Wiseman were injured.
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Golden State had just two baskets and eight total points in the final nine minutes of the third quarter.
Then the Jazz started the fourth with a 13-2 flurry. Following a repetitive pattern in the game, Whiteside grabbed an offensive rebound to cap the run and make it 92-67 with 8:47 remaining.
The Jazz led up to 30 points in the fourth quarter as the Warriors went with their bench for most of the period.
The Jazz have won four straight after their worst streak this season and they did it with a re-commitment on the defensive side, even without their three-time Defensive Player of the Year.
The game started with a totally different complexion than at the end. The Warriors scored the first 13 points and led 15-2 before the Jazz fought back with a 19-5 run.
ALL-FEMALE BROADCAST TEAM
The match was televised by ESPN with Beth Mowins calling play-by-play, Doris Burke as an analyst and Lisa Salters on the sidelines. In addition to making history with these three women in front of the camera, the network announced that 33 other women held production positions in Salt Lake City and at the company’s headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut.
Mowins has been with ESPN since 1994, working primarily in college sports while Burke has gone on to become one of the NBA‘s top TV analysts. Salters is a mainstay on NFL broadcasts and has been part of NBA coverage on ESPN and ABC since 2005.
“Working alongside these women and seeing the depth of talent we have in a variety of roles on this NBA property is incredibly rewarding,” said Sara Gaiero, Coordinating Producer at ESPN. “Each of these women makes regular and valuable contributions to our NBA productions. I am so excited to watch them do what they do best – document an NBA game at the highest level.
INGLES DEALT FOR ALEXANDER-WALKER
Joe Ingles, Jazz’s longest-serving player, was traded Wednesday from his only NBA team. Ingles, whose contract is about to expire, tore his anterior cruciate ligament on January 30 and is preparing for surgery.
“Today hurts. …I knew it was a possibility but I didn’t want to believe it, we’ve been blessed to call this place home for 8 years!” Ingles tweeted.
The Jazz acquired guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker from the Portland Trail Blazers and forward Juancho Hernangomez from the San Antonio Spurs in a three-team trade. Utah sent Ingles, Elijah Hughes and a future second-round draft pick to Portland. The Spurs received guard Tomas Satoransky from Portland and a future second-round draft pick from the Jazz.
So far, the Warriors have stayed ahead of Thursday’s trade deadline.
Warriors: Curry has made at least one 3-pointer in 175 straight games, the longest streak in NBA history. … Poole has made 58 of 59 free throws in the last 17 games. … Poole had scored 20 or more points in each of his last six starts.
Jazz: Whiteside had six blocks in the first half. … The Jazz beat the Warriors 48-20 in paint points. … Utah edged Golden State 52-35.
Warriors: Host the New York Knicks on Thursday.
Jazz: Continue their six-game stand at home Friday against the Orlando Magic.
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