“That’s part of basketball, I guess,” Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said, “but I thought it was a dumb thing on Greg’s part. I don’t mind playing hard, but you don’t have to fight the guy.
“We’re short-handed enough. If you don’t know that by now, it’s hard for me to understand why we would do something like that.”
Utah had won six straight at home and three straight, overall.
Andrei Kirilenko had 27 points and six rebounds for the Jazz, who squandered an 18-point halftime lead. Kirilenko is averaging 26.5 points in his last two games.
The Warriors lost 104-91 to the Phoenix Suns on Friday. Golden State has lost three of its last four overall and 10 straight on the road. The Warriors were unable to build on a 119-102 home win over Cleveland on Thursday.
“We’ve got to come out with more of a sense of urgency,” Warriors guard Speedy Claxton said. “I’m very surprised, coming off a great win last night, I expected more.”
Warriors forward Brian Cardinal didn’t play Friday because of the flu. His status for Monday is uncertain.
STANDINGS (through Jan. 17): Jazz - 6th place (tied), 5 1/2 GB, Midwest Division. Warriors - 6th place, 13 GB, Pacific Division.
PROBABLE STARTERS: Jazz - F Kirilenko, F Michael Ruffin, C Ostertag or Jarron Collins, G Carlos Arroyo, G DeShawn Stevenson. Warriors - F Dunleavy, F Clifford Robinson, C Dampier, G Claxton, G Jason Richardson.
TEAM LEADERS: Jazz - Kirilenko, 16.3 ppg; Ostertag, 8.4 rpg; Arroyo, 5.7 apg. Warriors - Richardson, 18.1 ppg; Dampier, 10.9 rpg; Van Exel, 5.9 apg.
SEASON SERIES: 1-1.
LAST MEETING: Jan. 13; Jazz, 97-80. At Salt Lake City, Kirilenko finished with just 10 points on a poor shooting night, but made up for it with 10 rebounds, five blocks and seven assists.
ROAD/HOME RECORDS: Jazz - 4-14 on the road; Warriors - 12-7 at home.
INJURIES: Jazz - F Ben Handlogten (knee); C Curtis Borchardt (wrist); F Keon Clark (ankle); G Williams (ankle). Warriors - G Nick Van Exel (knee); C Evan Eschmeyer (knee); G Pepe Sanchez (ankle); F Cardinal (flu).