The Jazz have won 16 consecutive home games against the Warriors, including a 101-92 victory on November 2. Golden State has not won in Salt Lake City since November 11, 1994 and is just 12-49 on the road in the all-time series.
The Jazz were 8-1 at home against the Warriors when they played in New Orleans and have 42-11 advantage since moving to Utah. Golden State is just 3-19 in the Delta Center since the arena opened in 1991.
The Warriors snapped a six-game overall losing streak to the Jazz with a 108-95 home victory last Saturday. They are trying to defeat Utah twice in the same season for the first time since 1994-95 campaign.
Utah has bounced back from a three-game slide with consecutive wins, including a 95-71 victory over Portland here on Wednesday.
Matt Harping scored nine of his 21 points in the third quarter and Karl Malone had 20 points and 11 rebounds as the Jazz won their first game without coach Jerry Sloan, who was suspended seven games by the NBA for pushing on official during Tuesday’s win at Sacramento.
Utah is being coached by assistant Phil Johnson, who has been on Sloan’s staff for 15 seasons.
The Jazz have won eight of their last 10 home games and are 16-6 at the Delta Center this season.
The Warriors opened a three-game road trip with a 91-88 loss at Seattle on Tuesday.
The Warriors had a three-game winning streak snapped and lost for just the second time in seven games.
Golden State has split its last six road games and is 6-14 away from the Arena in Oakland this season.