Golden State Warriors use 42-point third quarter to beat Utah Jazz

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Honorable Mentions

Andre Iguodala

Andre Iguodala hasn’t been much of a scorer the past couple seasons, but his significance to the team’s success doesn’t always reflect in the box score. On Thursday, Iguodala posted three points, six rebounds, seven assists and one steal in 20 minutes off the bench. He shot just 1-of-7 from the field, 0-of-2 from behind the arc and 1-of-2 from the free throw line, but he ended the game a +22 — the second-highest mark on the team in the plus-minus category against the Jazz.

Jordan Bell

I don’t think any of the 29 teams that passed on Jordan Bell will ever come to terms with how the entire league allowed him to drop to the Golden State Warriors, but as a Warriors fan, I sure am happy they did. Against the Jazz, he tallied five points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and one steal. He was held to just 2-of-6 shooting in his 22 minutes off the bench, but he finished a +18.

Klay Thompson

He didn’t have a spectacular game, but Klay Thompson was still successful doing what he does best: shoot. Thompson ended the game with 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting from the field, 3-of-5 shooting from behind the arc and 2-of-2 from the charity stripe. He also added one assist and one block in his 30 minutes, finishing a +12.

Nick Young

Swaggy P also scored 15 points and finished a +12, playing 22 minutes in the second unit. He shot 6-of-9 from the field and 3-of-4 from behind the arc, adding one rebound and one assist. When the Warriors need a shot, Nick Young has almost always been the guy to end the drought. His ability to space the floor and get buckets in a bunch has truly been a blessing in Curry’s absence.