SALT LAKE CITY — Golden State's David Lee scored seven points in the last 1:50 of the second quarter to lift the Warriors to a 51-46 halftime lead over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night at EnergySolutions Arena.
Lee scored 14 first-half points, Klay Thompson added 11 and Dorell Wright scored eight more in the first half for Golden State (18-23).
For Utah, Derrick Favors — starting in place of the team's leading scorer and rebounder, Al Jefferson, who missed the game to attend his grandmother's funeral in Mississippi — scored eight points and pulled down seven rebounds in the first half.
Jamaal Tinsley, Gordon Hayward and Alec Burks each scored six points off the bench for the Jazz (21-22), who shot just 42.2 percent from the field in the first half, including 0-for-4 from 3-point range.
Favors' two free throws tied the game at 42 with 3:05 left in the half, but Lee scored a three-point play, a turnaround jump shot and a hook shot to help the Warriors regain the lead at halftime.
Golden State led 25-18 at the end of the first quarter and by as many as eight points several times during the second period.
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