SALT LAKE CITY -- Guard Steph Curry scored 22 points and dished out eight assists before leaving after hitting his head hard on the court in the fourth quarter of the Golden State Warriors' 98-87 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night at EnergySolutions Arena.
Curry was sprawled on the court after tripping when Jazz forward Marvin Williams inadvertently fell onto him, smashing the Warrior guard's head into the hardwood.
Teammates and trainers surrounded Curry while he remained face first on the court for a couple of minutes before walking to the training room with a towel covering his head.
Curry didn't return for the final 8:49 of the Warriors' second win over Utah in three nights. Golden State's medical staff called the injury a headache.
Guard Gordon Hayward scored 18 points with six rebounds and forward Marvin Williams added 16 points off the bench, but the Jazz (1-11) fell for the third consecutive game after picking up their only win last Wednesday.
Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes each scored 17 points and power forward David Lee totaled 14 points and 14 rebounds as the Warriors (8-3) won their fourth straight game.
Curry didn't score until early in the second quarter, but he then sparked the Warriors to a 28-point lead early in the second half.
Utah used a 14-0 run in the third quarter to make things interesting for a while, but Curry then all but put the game out of reach to begin the fourth quarter.
Curry hit a jumper, assisted on forward Draymond Green's layup and then swished one of his four 3-pointers in a 7-0 Warrior run that put Golden State ahead 85-65.
Neither team shot well, with the Warriors hitting for only 40.5 percent and the Jazz again struggling to a 39.5 percent shooting night. Golden State did hit 12 of 22 from long distance and outrebounded Utah 57-40.
Andrew Bogut, a former University of Utah star, had 13 rebounds for the Warriors.
NOTES: F/C Jermaine O'Neal did not travel to Utah after being injured in Saturday's win over the Jazz. He is day-to-day with a bruised right knee and a strained right groin. "Great news that it wasn't as serious as it looked," Warriors coach Mark Jackson said. "I'm just thankful and look forward to having him back as soon as possible." ... To take O'Neal's roster spot, Golden State signed Dewayne Dedmon from its D-League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors. The 7-foot center averaged 3.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 block in five preseason appearances with the NBA club. "He understands what we're doing on both sides of the basketball, so it's a luxury to have him," Jackson said. "That's what the D-League is for. Our guys do an incredible job of preparing these guys and keeping them ready." ... PG Trey Burke has been cleared to began practicing with some contact, beginning Tuesday. The rookie from Michigan has been sidelined since breaking his right index finger in the third preseason game. ... F Jeremy Evans will practice Tuesday for the first time since injuring his rotator cuff in the preseason. He could play Wednesday.