Ben Margot, AP
OAKLAND, Calif. — Good thing the Utah Jazz are playing a seven-win team.
The Jazz (12-8) are without their three main guards because of injuries but are still within two points at halftime, trailing 48-46 to Golden State (7-12) at Oracle Arena.
Utah is without usual starters Raja Bell (strained right adductor) and Devin Harris (strained left hamstring), who was a late lineup scratch. The Jazz also don't have backup point guard Earl Watson (sprained left ankle), who flew to Oakland with the team but split ways earlier today to get a second opinion on his treatment plan in Los Angeles.
All of that left rarely used Jamaal Tinsley as the Jazz's starting point guard, and he's responded nicely with six points, seven assists and four rebounds with just one turnover.
Josh Howard, starting for Bell for the third straight game, has a team-high 11 points, and Gordon Hayward has 10 points. Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap have only combined for nine points.
Steph Curry, who didn't play in Utah's previous win here on Jan. 7, gave the Warriors a two-point edge with a last-second bucket before the break. He has 11 points to go with Golden State scoring leader Monta Ellis' 12 points.
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