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NBA scores: Klay Thompson and the Warriors blow up the Jazz

The Golden State Warriors cruised past the Utah Jazz on Monday night, extending their winning streak to five games in a 129-107 victory. The Dubs are now 26-25 on the season and 1.5 games ahead of the Jazz for the 10th seed in the Western Conference.

The Warriors found themselves on penalties early in the first quarter, but more than made up for Utah’s advantage at the free-throw line with turnovers and three-pointers. After the first frame, the Dubs led by eight points.

Jordan Clarkson caught fire in the second quarter, helping Utah briefly regain the lead, but the Jazz couldn’t keep things close once his shot fell back to earth. Clarkson finished the game with 22 points, leading the Jazz alongside Collin Sexton.

While the Jazz only had a few brief offensive bursts, Golden State’s barrage of shots seemingly lasted the entire game. Andrew Wiggins, Jonathan Kuminga, Draymond Green, Brandin Podziemski, Gary Payton II and Gui Santos were a combined 10 of 14 from three on the night.

Not to be outdone, the Splash Brothers capitalized on the support and led the Warriors in scoring. Klay Thompson scored a game-high 26 points on 11-of-19 shooting from the field, grabbing 6 rebounds in the process. Steph Curry added 25 points, 10 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals in a fantastic overall performance.

Given the Warriors’ prolonged struggles with consistency, it’s hard to fully believe in this recent impressive stretch of play. However, Andrew Wiggins finally appears to be out of the slump that bogged him down for much of last year and he appears to be finding a way to fit in on the field with Kuminga. Meanwhile, Payton and Podziemski also continue to provide valuable sparks off the bench.

With Curry still among the best players in the league, Draymond Green (he had 12 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists on Monday) showing his ability to control the pace of games, and Thompson showing he still has plenty of upside offensive in all areas. given the night, there appears to be a recipe for success for the Warriors.

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