Golden State Warriors complete sweep of Utah Jazz, advance to Western Conference finals

WARRIORS 121, JAZZ 95

AP recap: Stephen Curry scored 30 points and the Warriors completed a second-round sweep of the Utah Jazz with a 121-95 victory Monday night.

The defending Western Conference champions have won both their series in four games and now await the winner of the Rockets-Spurs series that is tied at 2-2.

The Warriors kept pace with defending champion Cleveland in what has appeared like an inevitable third straight NBA Finals matchup. Both teams are 8-0 thus far.

“Steph was Steph and we fed off him,” Warriors interim head coach Mike Brown said.

Brown said before the game he hoped his team would get out to a fast start and the Warriors did exactly that. Golden State led 39-17 at the end of the first quarter after an onslaught from Klay Thompson and Curry. They combined to shoot 6 for 8 in the opening period.

Thompson finished with 21, Kevin Durant scored 18 and Draymond Green posted his third career postseason triple-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists.

Read the complete AP recap here

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The Golden State Warriors are a win away from a second straight postseason sweep in the 2017 NBA playoffs, taking a 3-0 lead into Monday’s Game 4 against the Utah Jazz. 

Get scoring updates and the live box score from Game 4 between the Warriors and Jazz above. 

What: (1) Golden State Warriors vs. (5) Utah Jazz, Western Conference semifinals Game 4

When: 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET, Monday, May 8

Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah

TV channel: TNT

Live stream: tntdrama.com/watchtnt/ or the Watch TNT app

Series: Warriors lead 3-0

Previously: Kevin Durant scored 38 points and pulled down 13 rebounds as the Warriors overcame an off night from Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson (7 for 29 from the field and 3 of 15 from three-point range) to outlast the Jazz, 102-91, in Game 3 on Saturday. Gordon Hayward led Utah with 29 points and Rudy Gobert added a double-double with 21 points and 15 boards.

Series schedule: 

Game 1 – Warriors 106, Jazz 94
Game 2 – Warriors 115, Jazz 104
Game 3 – Warriors 102, Jazz 91
Game 4 – Monday, May 8: Golden State at Utah, 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET on TNT
Game 5* Wednesday, May 10: Utah at Golden State TBD
Game 6* Friday, May 12: Golden State at Utah TBD
Game 7* Sunday, May 14: Utah at Golden State TBD