Thursday NBA Roundup: Warriors on Pace to Have Top Offense in League History

December 8th, 2016 by Adam Fromal Leave a reply »

The Golden State Warriors were held in check by an inspired effort from Rudy Gobert during a 17-point third quarter.

But they were their typical high-scoring selves for the other 36 minutes of Thursday night's road matchup with the Utah Jazz. 

The result? Not just a 106-99 victory, but also further affirmation we're watching the best offense this league has ever seen. Just think about the fact that you may be disappointed in 106 points from a team when, heading into Thursday's action, only eight other squads were averaging so many points. 

This was exactly the kind of situation that should've resulted in offensive struggles for a typical scoring juggernaut: The Dubs were coming off a road game against the Los Angeles Clippers' top-ranked defense one night earlier and traveling to higher altitude for a contest with the Jazz, who entered the affair sitting at No. 6 in defensive rating. Though Utah was missing plenty of key pieces, head coach Quin Snyder's team always seems to prevent points. 

But at this point, it's impossible to hold Golden State in check. 

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