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Warriors run away with 102-88 win over lowly Jazz

  • Warriors Andrew Bogut, left, David Lee, background and Stephen Curry surround Jazz guard Derrick Favors on Saturday in Oakland. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

OAKLAND — Klay Thompson scored 25 points, Andre Iguodala had 16 points and six rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors built a big lead before holding off the Utah Jazz 102-88 Saturday night.

Stephen Curry added 15 points and 11 assists and Andrew Bogut had 12 points and 11 rebounds to help the Warriors go ahead by 19 points late in the second quarter. The Jazz came back within seven in the third quarter before Golden State pulled away for its third straight victory — though perhaps its costliest one.

Backup center Jermaine O'Neal left the game early in the fourth quarter with an apparent right leg injury. He was helped off the floor and did not return.

Derrick Favors finished with 17 points and seven rebounds, and Gordon Hayward and Marvin Williams each scored 14 for the Jazz, who fell to an NBA-worst 1-10.

Golden State (7-3) has taken advantage of a favorable home schedule so far this season.

The Warriors are 5-0 at Oracle Arena, with all five opponents playing the night before. Utah lost 91-82 to San Antonio on Friday night in Salt Lake City.

Warriors coach Mark Jackson cautioned his team not to take the Jazz lightly. With the same formula of swarming defense and sharp shooting that has carried the club since its surprising playoff run last spring, Golden State seemed to quickly turn the contest into a predictable rout.

The Warriors held leads of 27-13 after the first quarter and 51-34 at halftime, with Thompson and Iguodala each making three 3-pointers before the break. The defensive intensity stalled in the third quarter, though, and the nothing-to-lose Jazz capitalized.

Hayward's 3-pointer brought Utah within 61-54 with 5:37 remaining in the third. The teams traded baskets before Golden State slowly reasserted itself.

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