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Warriors outlast Jazz 95-90 thanks to Stephen Curry's 44 points (w/video)

  • Warriors guard Klay Thompson, right, drives past Jazz forward Gordon Hayward during Friday's game in Salt Lake City. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

SALT LAKE CITY — Stephen Curry made eight 3-pointers in scoring a season-high 44 points, leading the Golden State Warriors past Utah 95-90 Friday on a night the Jazz honored former coach Jerry Sloan.

Curry had 13 points in the fourth quarter as the Warriors came from nine points behind to win on back-to-back nights.

Andrew Bogut had 16 points, 17 rebounds and five assists to help overcome the loss of David Lee (shoulder, hip) and a horrendous shooting night from backcourt mate Klay Thompson, who was 3 of 20 for 11 points.

Reserve guard Alec Burks had with 26 points on a variety of jumpers and acrobatic drives but it wasn't enough for Utah, which dealt with injuries to three frontcourt players.

The Jazz played without starting forward Marvin Williams (heel), center Derrick Favors (hip) and starter Jeremy Evans left the game in the second quarter after a scary fall.

In a halftime ceremony, the Jazz honored Sloan, the Hall of Fame coach. They raised a banner at EnergySolutions Arena featuring the number '1223', which represents the combined number of Sloan's regular season (1,127) and playoff (96) victories in his 23 years as head coach of the Jazz from 1988-2011.

Karl Malone, John Stockton, long-time assistant Phil Johnson and Utah owner Gail Miller were among those who spoke during the festivities, which brought long periods of sustained ovations.

“I feel like I was the luckiest coach in basketball to have these players and the organization I had here,” said Sloan, who won more games with one franchise (1,127) than any other coach. More than a dozen of his former players joined him on the court, including current head coach Ty Corbin.

The Jazz led 77-68 early in the fourth quarter, but the ragtag Jazz lineup collapsed against the onslaught of Curry's 3-pointers and Bogut's inside play during a 12-0 run that allowed the Warriors to reclaim the lead with 6:55 to play.

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