They were roundly outshot, thoroughly outhustled and downright clobbered on the glass.
And they never, ever led.
The Warriors on Friday submitted their worst showing of the season, earning every bit of a 110-100 loss to the Utah Jazz at Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City.
That's right: The . . . Utah . . . Jazz.
Stephen Curry led all scorers with 32 points, including 5-of-11 3-point shooting. Fellow guards Leandro Barbosa (15) and Klay Thompon (12) were the only other Warriors in double figures, each finishing with 12 points.
For the first time in nearly two months, the Warriors (36-8) no longer have best record in the NBA, being surpassed by the Atlanta Hawks (39-8), who earlier Friday evening posted a 105-99 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Six Jazz players scored in double figures, led by forward Gordon Hayward's 27 points. Forward Trevor Booker scored 17 points in 22 minutes, while Derrick Favors and Trey Burke each added 15 points. Hayward also grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds.
The Warriors grabbed 41 rebounds to 55 for Utah. The Jazz (17-30) shot 44.7 percent, while the Warriors were at 43 percent. Utah outscored the Warriors 18-9 in second-chance points.
On a night when the Warriors appeared to be snoozing, Curry did all within his power to manufacture something, anything, that might spark a rally.
Curry not only made 10-of-22 from the field overall, but also led Warriors starters with seven rebounds. Marreese Speights came off the bench to collect a team-high eight rebounds.
Curry had the team's only 3-pointers before Barbosa knocked down a pair of treys in the final four minutes.
With the Warriors trailing 46-41 and 2:30 left in the second quarter, the Jazz reeled off a 21-8 run spanning the remainder of the half in the early third quarter, taking a 67-49 lead with 7:43 left in the third.
The Warriors spent the rest of the game trying to catch up and did not cut the deficit to single digits until the furious final minute.
No injuries reported.
C Festus Ezeli is on assignment with the D-League Santa Cruz Warriors.
In a quick turnaround, the Warriors return to action Saturday night, when the play host to the Phoenix Suns at Oracle Arena.