OAKLAND – Klay Thompson scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Warriors to yet another dominating performance at Oracle Arena, this one a 102-88 victory over Utah on Saturday night.
Five other Warriors scored in double figures, led by Andre Iguodala with 16 points. Stephen Curry added 15, David Lee and Andrew Bogut 12. Harrison Barnes came off the bench to score 11 points.
The Warriors led from the start and maintained a double-digits lead for all but a few minutes. They shot 51 percent, to Utah's 46 percent. They outrebounded the Jazz 42-32.
The Warriors have won all five of their home games this season, four by double digits.
Forward Derrick Favors scored 25 points to lead five Utah players in double figures.
Thompson was the MVP of the evening, as his offense was the most consistent feature the Warriors offered. He was efficient (9-of-14) and timely, often draining baskets to choke off Utah rallies.
Bogut submitted his first double-double of the season, grabbing 11 rebounds in addition to his 12 points. Curry finished with a game-high 11 assists. Iguodala had another quietly impressive game, adding six rebounds, four steals and three assists to his point total.
Once again, a wire-to-wire triumph. With everyone contributing at both ends, the Warriors led by 11 (17-6) with 5:30 left in the first quarter, by 19 (51-32) late in the second quarter. Though the Jazz pulled to within seven in the third quarter (65-58), the Warriors put it out of reach with an 11-2 run midway through the fourth quarter to take a 19-point lead with three minutes to go.
Backup center Jermaine O'Neal slipped and went down in a heap early in the fourth quarter and was helped into the locker room. It looked as if his right knee buckled as he dropped to the floor.
Backup point guard Toney Douglas missed his third consecutive game after being diagnosed this week with a stress reaction in his left tibia. He is not likely to return before the four-game road trip beginning Nov. 26 at New Orleans.
The Warriors get another does of the Jazz, as the teams move to Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City for Round 2 Monday night at 6 p.m. PST.