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They say they'll be ready.
"It'll be a good test for us to go on the road against a team that ... obviously their record isn't great but they've been playing well," guard Stephen Curry said before the Warriors (29-5) left Oakland for Salt Lake City, where they meet the Jazz on Tuesday night. "We've got to be ready. It's going to be important for us to start the game off well, having come off six home games so we can get some momentum established outside of Oracle."
The Warriors (29-5) last won on the road on Dec. 14, when they defeated the Pelicans in New Orleans to set a franchise-record 16-game win streak.
Utah (13-25) has lost its last two games at EnergySolutions Arena.
Warriors by 8
MATCHUPS TO WATCH
Harrison Barnes vs. Gordon Hayward -- It's rare that Barnes draws the opponent's most dangerous player, but he usually gets Hayward and has done well. Hayward is averaging 10 points per game over the last three meetings with the Warriors.
Draymond Green vs. Derrick Favors -- A disappointment early in his career, Favors is showing signs of becoming as good as projected. The power forward is averaging 21 points and 10 rebounds over last four games. He's shooting 55.3 percent, 10th in the NBA.
KEYS TO VICTORY
1) Sprint from the start -- The Warriors feed off early energy and, once they get a sizable lead, are almost impossible to overcome.
2) Defend with a vengeance -- The Warriors scored 28 points off 20 Utah turnovers in their meeting in November. The Jazz still struggles to protect the ball.
3) Slay 'em with treys -- The Jazz are almost helpless to defend the 3-point shot. The Warriors might be rubbing their hands together in anticipation.
Warriors 8-2. Jazz 5-5.
Warriors -- C Andrew Bogut (illness) is listed as questionable. C Festus Ezeli (sprained left ankle) is listed as out.
Jazz -- G Alec Burks (left shoulder surgery) and F Rodney Hood (left foot inflammation) are listed as out.
The Warriors swept the season series (4-0) in 2013-14 and won the first meeting this season (Nov. 21, 101-88) at Oracle Arena, extending to five their win streak over Utah. The Warriors hold a 12-11 edge in the last 23 meetings.