Last night marked Game 3 between the Golden State Warriors and the Utah Jazz in their playoff series. The first game would be a victory for the Warriors as they pull away with a 106 to 94 win. In that game, Stephen Curry would score twenty-two points, pull down seven rebounds and give out five assists. Rudy Gobert would finish with thirteen points, eight rebounds and three assists. The Oakland team would win the last game, as well, as they hand the Jazz a 115-104 loss. Kevin Durant finished with twenty-five points, eleven rebounds and seven assists. Gordon Hayward would settle for thirty-three points, five rebounds and four assists. The Warriors looked to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the series as they faced off against the Jazz in Vivint Smart Home Arena last night.
The game would start off right for the Golden State Warriors as Kevin Durant would get hot for thirteen points, which would include one three-pointer. He would also crash the boards for four rebounds. Stephen Curry would play for the entire quarter but would only score five points while shooting thirty-three percent from the field. Draymond Green would be held scoreless throughout the entire quarter but he would grab two defensive rebounds, along with two assists. On the other end of the court, Gordon Hayward would put up eight points while shooting fifty percent from the field. Rudy Gobert would contribute with four points but it was the Oakland team that ended the first quarter with a 27 to 17 lead. The Utah Jazz would return the favor with a 33-22 run in the second quarter as Gobert would chalk up eight points while shooting a perfect one-hundred percent from the field. Former Spurs player, Boris Diaw, would also shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field to earn himself six points. Joe Ingles would collect five points while, also, shooting a perfect one-hundred percent from the field. As for the Golden State team, Durant would continue to put on a scoring display as he collects nine more additional points while shooting eighty percent from the field. Draymond Green would put up four points, shooting sixty-seven percent from the field. Former Pacers player, David West, would come off the bench to put up four points while shooting a perfect one-hundred percent from the field but it was the Jazz who would walk into halftime with a slight 50-49 advantage.
Gordon Hayward would come out of the locker room to score twelve points, collecting six of them from beyond the arc. Rudy Gobert would play for ten minutes, only to chalk up four points. Ingles would put up two points, while Joe Johnson would come off the bench to do the same thing. Curry would try to keep his Warriors team in it as he throws up seven points, earning three of them from behind the arc. Durant would play for ten minutes, only to be held to five points but he would knock down one three-pointer in the process. Former Hawks player, Zaza Pachulia, would contribute with five points of his own as the Warriors regain the lead and walk into the fourth quarter with a 72-70 advantage. The Warriors would close things out in the fourth period as Durant gets hot for eleven points, collecting three of them from behind the arc. He would also crash the boards for four defensive rebounds as Curry would drop eleven points, as well, collecting six of them from behind the arc and five of them from the free-throw line. Hayward would try to keep the Jazz in it as he puts up eight points but it was the Warriors who pull away with a 102 to 91 win, taking a commanding 3-0 lead in the series. Kevin Durant would finish with thirty-eight points, thirteen rebounds and one assist. Gordon Hayward finished with twenty-nine points, two rebounds and six assists (his new Playoff career-high).