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The records keep tumbling and the milestones keep showing up in the rear-view mirror.
And the Warriors are doing it with such flair. Their latest showcase, a 116-105 victory over the Jazz on Tuesday night in Salt Lake City, was just another exemplary game as they continue marching through this remarkable season.
The Warriors' seventh consecutive win put their record at 30-5, making Steve Kerr the first coach to begin his career by winning 30 of his first 35 games.
Point guard Stephen Curry put together his third straight game of at least 20 points and 10 assists, making him the first player to do so this season. He finished with game-highs in points (27) and assists (11) while committing only two turnovers.
Much of Curry's work – dribbling, passing and, of course, shooting – was highlight-quality.
"He does things every night that still surprises us sometimes," said center Andrew Bogut, who was questionable due to an illness but returned to the starting lineup. "He's the MVP right now in the league in my opinion."
Kerr has placed a tremendous amount of responsibility on Curry's slender shoulders. After some rocky moments with turnovers early this season, Curry is pleasing pretty much anybody who pays attention.
"He's just found the balance," Kerr said. "I've talked before about how for somebody like Steph, who's got that much talent, sometimes it's hard to figure out when to pull back and when to go. Because he figures he can always make a play. And he can. But he's found the perfect balance between attacking and pulling it, being smart."
Curry ignited the third-quarter rally during which the Warriors took command. A 20-8 run in less than four minutes to open the second half led to a 44-27 advantage in the quarter. Curry scored 15 points in the quarter and recorded four assists, almost single-handedly sending Utah (13-26) to defeat.
"I pound these guys over the head with talk of ball movement and the simple pass," Kerr said. "It doesn't get much better than that. That third quarter was a clinic.
"When you have Steph, and he's making those plays, we're not even calling plays. He's just coming down and running drag screens in transition."
So dominating were the Warriors that nobody played more than 29 minutes (Curry), which should preserve some energy when they return to action Wednesday night against the Heat at Oracle Arena.
The Warriors became the 19th team in league history to win 30 of its first 35 games. The last to do so was the 2007-08 Celtics, who went on to win the NBA Finals.
The third-quarter blitz was 12 minutes of practically perfect basketball: 61.5 percent shooting, 72.9 percent on 8-of-11 from beyond the arc. And all of it punctuated by Marreese Speights draining his first trey of the season at the buzzer.
Guard Justin Holiday grabbed five steals in 17 minutes off the bench.
The Warriors rang up 32 assists, the league-leading 14th time they’ve had at least 30.
Not much to see here, folks, aside from the sluggish first half. The Warriors needed to rally to tie the game at the break.
This was another example of the Warriors being cruel to a clearly inferior opponent. They let the Jazz hold leads for most of the first half, giving the appearance of an actual competitive game, and then they blew them off their own floor.
It's becoming a habit, the Warriors allowing a team to breathe for a half or more, and then suddenly suffocating them with defense and pummeling them with 3-pointers. They can't get away with that against better teams. Then again, but they don't even try.