Utah 98, Golden State 85
Game 39: Wednesday night at the Delta Center
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Warriors 21 17 21 26 - 85
Jazz 29 22 28 19 - 98
1st quarter: Karl Malone scores 11 points, while Greg Ostertag adds eight and six rebounds for the Jazz. Utah outrebounds Golden State 15-7.
2nd quarter: Chris Morris comes off the bench and gives the Jazz a boost. He scores five points with three rebounds, one blocked shot and one steal in nine minutes. Utah leads by 13 points, 51-38, at intermission.
3rd quarter: Malone scores 14 points as the Jazz continue to pull away. Utah leads by as many as 23 points and enter the final period with a 79-59 advantage.
4th quarter: Golden State scores the first eight points of the quarter against Utah's all-sub lineup. Stockton is forced to return to action, but Malone and Jeff Hornacek are able to rest for the entire period. Bryon Russell nets all eight of his points in the period.
Who's hot: Malone scored 27 points in a season-low 26 minutes. He was 8-for-14 from the field and 11-for-14 from the foul line.
Key to the game: Golden State is not very good. The Jazz didn't play well but were never really threatened. Utah also owned the boards, out-rebounding the Warriors 52-38.
Records: Jazz 27-12; Warriors 7-31
Quotable: "Off the court, our spirits are up. We can't take this off the court. You can't take anything personal. On the court, we are definitely frustrated." Golden State forward Donyell Marshall.
Notable: Utah has now won 10 of its last 11 games this season. In the series against the Warriors, the Jazz have been even more dominant, winning 11 of the last 12 . . . . The Warriors' losing streak is now a dozen, the longest in the franchise's history . . . Golden State guard Muggsy Bogues dressed but did not play due to a sore hamstring . . . . With San Antonio also winning on Wednesday, the Jazz remained in a virtual tie for first place in the Midwest Division . . . . It was a rare win for the Jazz over a Pacific Division club this season. Utah is now 4-8 against the Pacific. The Jazz are 0-3 against Portland, 0-2 against the Lakers, 0-2 against Sacramento and 0-1 against Phoenix. They are now 2-0 against Golden State, 1-0 against the Clippers and 1-0 against the Sonics . . . . Ex-Jazz center Felton Spencer played 14 minutes for the Warriors, scoring five points with four boards . . . . Attendance: 19,911 (sellout).
Next Up: Jazz at Indiana, Friday, 5 p.m. at Market Square Arena.