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Jazz holds Warriors for 108-103 victory

SALT LAK CITY – On Wednesday morning, Utah Jazz boss Quin Snyder talked about his team's formula to win. It was not something that Jazz fans had not heard before. "Our formula is to be elit defensive and try to win with our defense," Snyder says. Holds the world's best offensive team in 40 percent shooting can be considered the elite. But a few made 3-pointers also do not hurt. Jazz saved its strong defense and a third quarter 3-point flurry to a 108-103 victory over the Golden State at the Vivint Arena. And the man behind that defense: Rudy Gobert. Gobert finished 17 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks, but these numbers do not start to show their impact on the game. When the Golden State made a late rise, it was Gobert who came up with a critical block that led to a Joe Ingles layup. And it was Gobert who stopped a Kevin Durant run in the last seconds, which forced the Warriors to turn on another Iguodala 3 pointer. Gobert made all kinds of games on Wednesday. But he was not the only jazz player to make them. Donovan Mitchell had a terrible night shooting the ball. The young jazz star was 5-in-26 for 1 7 points, but it was his defensive game that seemed to kick jazzen in the third quarter. Mitchell lost Klay Thompson in the corner but quickly recovered. He rose and blocked Thompson's shot and tumbled into the second line of the…

SALT LAK CITY – On Wednesday morning, Utah Jazz boss Quin Snyder talked about his team’s formula to win. It was not something that Jazz fans had not heard before.

“Our formula is to be elit defensive and try to win with our defense,” Snyder says.

Holds the world’s best offensive team in 40 percent shooting can be considered the elite. But a few made 3-pointers also do not hurt.

Jazz saved its strong defense and a third quarter 3-point flurry to a 108-103 victory over the Golden State at the Vivint Arena.

And the man behind that defense: Rudy Gobert.

Gobert finished 17 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks, but these numbers do not start to show their impact on the game. When the Golden State made a late rise, it was Gobert who came up with a critical block that led to a Joe Ingles layup. And it was Gobert who stopped a Kevin Durant run in the last seconds, which forced the Warriors to turn on another Iguodala 3 pointer.

Gobert made all kinds of games on Wednesday. But he was not the only jazz player to make them.

Donovan Mitchell had a terrible night shooting the ball. The young jazz star was 5-in-26 for 1

7 points, but it was his defensive game that seemed to kick jazzen in the third quarter. Mitchell lost Klay Thompson in the corner but quickly recovered. He rose and blocked Thompson’s shot and tumbled into the second line of the process.

It aroused the audience and soon the jazz fans gave these fans a lot more reasons to cheer. Ingles, Jae Crowder and Kyle Korver were lucky to electrify the home crowd with a long distance bucket after a long distance bucket. Ingles hit four 3 points at night, Crowder hit five and sausages scored four.

The third quarter was a response to Steph Curry’s fun first half.

Curry got the wars to go in the first half with 21 points on four made 3 pointers. He started the second quarter by running around Ricky Rubio and pulling up for a 3. He stared down when it spat in the net and then turned his head to the left and admired his teammates who perceived him at the celebration. That was the kind of half for Curry.

But Jazz were the ones who celebrate in the end. After Iguodala missed a game-binding 3-pointer, jazzen was awarded the ball after a cross-border review. And Mitchell sealed the game with two late free throws.

This story will be updated.

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