The Golden State Warriors will be traveling to Utah tonight to take on the Jazz in their third meeting of the season. The Warriors own the series lead, taking the first two games in very impressive fashion.
The Utah Jazz have tremendously struggled this season as being one of the youngest teams in the league and will probably sustain that trend as they’re well headed into this year’s draft lottery.
In the previous match-ups, Stephen Curry took full advantage of the Jazz’s lack of backcourt depth by playing a very balanced game and putting up some of his best numbers of the season in combing for 37 points and 19 assists between the two contests. However, it will be interesting to see how Curry does this time around with rookie Trey Burke being inserted into the lineup to guard and duel with him on the offensive end.
The promising rookie Burke has shown glimpses of potential in being a really great point guard, averaging 13.3 points and 5.7 assists on the season so far. His best game of the season thus far was back in December against the Orlando Magic and when he torched them for a career high 30 points while collecting eight assists and seven boards. The youngster has a lot of athleticism with his speedy play and has pretty good ball handling skills, so it should be a good match up to see Curry and Burke go at each other all night.
The Warriors should win this game pretty easily, given that the Jazz are still a work in progress and the Warriors are playing at a very high level right now. The only hiccup might be a little fatigue from battling the Los Angeles Clippers last night, but I expect them to have surges throughout the game and pulling out with the win as they head back to the Bay Area to play the Charlotte Bobcats next Tuesday.