Forward Kevin Durant contributed 28 points with seven assists and led the balanced attack of the Golden State Warriors, who clinched their fifth consecutive victory by defeating the Utah Jazz 115-108, in a competitive match and open for both teams.
The Warriors (41-15), leaders in the Pacific Division, reached nine wins in their last 10 games, which keep them in first place in the Western Conference and with the second best record in the league.
The base Stephen Curry had 24 so many, five defensive rebounds, distributed four attendances and recovered four balls that left like the director of the game of the Warriors.
The guard Klay Thompson added 22 for the Golden State team, which had its sixteenth victory in the last 17 games and consolidates its status as favorite team to the fight to revalidate the title of champions.
While the center DeMarcus Cousins was the best of the Warriors inside the indoor game to get a double-double of 12 points, 10 rebounds – nine defensive – five assists and steal two balls.
Before the start of the Curry game, Durant and Thompson received their All-Star jerseys from Warriors general manager Bob Myers.
The Jazz (32-25), penultimate in the Northwest Division, had as their leading scorer the guard Donovan Mitchell, with 25 goals, including three triples of eight attempts, and seven rebounds.
Spanish baseman Ricky Rubio had 16 points and French center Rudy Gobert contributed 13 points and 16 rebounds for his double-double number 46 so far this season.
Rubio played 32 minutes, scored 7 of 17 field goals, including 1 of 5 triples, 1 of 1 from the personnel line, managed four rebounds and delivered six assists.
Brazilian reserve base Raul Neto scored 10 points in nine minutes on the court by scoring 3 of 4 shots on the field and 4 of 6 from the line of personnel and delivered two assists, which also did not prevent defeat and cut a run of two consecutive wins. (EFE) .-