The Rundown: Curry, Warriors end skid against league-leading Jazz

Published March 15, 2021, 1:20 PMJon Carlos Rodriguez

Steph Curry scored 32 points on his birthday to help the Warriors beat the Jazz, putting a stop to their four-game losing streak.


  • Thunder 128, Grizzlies 112
  • Warriors 131, Jazz 119
  • Sixers 134, Spurs 99
  • Heat 102, Magic 97
  • Hawks 100, Cavaliers 92
  • Celtics 134, Rockets 107
  • Timberwolves 114, Trailblazers 112
  • Bulls 118, Raptors 95
  • Pelicans 135, Clippers 115

What went down

The frustration of a losing streak got to Steph Curry and he let his teammates have it. Down big against the Los Angeles Clippers, Curry screamed at the huddle and made hand gestures to hype his Golden State Warriors. They ended up losing that game, 130-104. 

Two days later, the Warriors responded. Against the Utah Jazz, the team with the league’s best record, Curry’s teammates stepped up and came out firing from beginning to end. 

Andrew Wiggins played with fire all game, finishing with 28 points on 12-of-16 shooting. Good Draymond Green showed up and got a triple-double, his 26th of his career. Jordan Poole chipped in 18 points and James Wiseman added 16. 

It was the perfect birthday gift for Curry, who himself scored 32 points, to end the Warriors’ four-game losing streak. 


The Jazz fought hard, but even a career-game from Rudy Gobert (24 points and 28 rebounds) wasn’t enough to hold down the Warriors. 

Perhaps we need to see more of Angry Steph.

Big-time baller

What were you doing at 19? For Oklahoma City Thunder’s Aleksej Pokusevski, he was making history.

Poku introduced himself to the Memphis Grizzlies, flexed his catch-and-shoot game, and became the second-youngest player in NBA history to hit five or more 3s. The youngest to ever do it? Eighteen-year-old LeBron James.

The 7-foot Serbian scored 23 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and dished out four assists in the Thunder win. He’s going to be a problem for many years to come.


What he said

Klay Thompson on what was “probably the worst year” of his life:

“Everyone had their own little trials and tribulations in 2020, but that was it for me—was losing my grandma Mary, tearing my Achilles, I still think about Kobe every single day. There's not a day I don't think about him. And not being able to have that last convo with him ... it was a tough year, guys. Not only for me but I'm sure for all of you. I'm looking forward to the future, that's for sure."

Did you see that?


Minnesota’s Anthony Edwards has been collecting posters in his first year in the league. Here’s another one with Portland’s Robert Covington.

Edwards continues his hot streak with a career-high 34 points on a career-high six 3s. 


The New Orleans Pelicans’ Jaxson Hayes dunked all over the Los Angeles Clippers’ Reggie Jackson and was called for a tech for taunting. 

It was like a rare, twisted version of the “and 1,” like giving the other team a bonus free throw as some kind of peace offering for the assault.