Jazz Dance All Over Warriors in Season Opener

Playoffs rematch has similar outcome as Utah takes it, 117-96
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2007 4:06 AM CDT
Golden State Warriors' Matt Barnes, left, shoots past Utah Jazz's Paul Millsap during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007. Utah won 117--96. (AP Photo/Marcio...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A minor earthquake caused a brief delay in the first quarter of the Golden State Warriors' home opener, but couldn't stop the Utah Jazz from cruising to an easy victory. Carlos Boozer had 32 points, and Deron Williams put up 24, helping the Jazz to their 117-96 smacking of the Warriors, reports the Salt Lake Tribune.

Baron Davis, who had 25 points and 10 assists for the Warriors, explained the Jazz's domination: "They're big, they're stronger, and they just push us around and bully us." He could also have mentioned Golden State's free-throw percentage (68.4%), or off-the-mark three-point attempts (6-23), in explaining the rout.