Jazz 92, Warriors 85
Apr. 03, 1999
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ Karl Malone scored 23 points and Bryon Russell had 20 as the Utah Jazz won their 10th straight against the Golden State Warriors, 92-85 Friday night.
John Stockton added 14 points and Jeff Hornacek 10 for the Jazz, who won on the road for just the second time in the last six games despite being outrebounded 47-34.
The difference was that Utah outshot Golden State 57 percent to 40 percent.
Antawn Jamison tied a season-high with 23 points for the Warriors while grabbing 13 rebounds. Chris Mills came of the bench to score 17, Bimbo Coles had 12 and Erick Dampier added 10 points and 10 rebounds.
The Warriors managed to score nine of the last 11 points, but it wasn't enough to make a difference.
After being up 44-38 at halftime, Utah took control in the third period when Malone had 14 of his points.
John Starks made a 21-foot jumper that pulled the Warriors within four. But Russell then hit a short jumper and Malone converted a three-point play, starting a 15-6 run carrying Utah to a 63-48 lead.
The Jazz still maintained a 73-58 lead heading into the final period.
Golden State scored two quick baskets only to see thoughts of a rally doused when Russell pulled up to connect on a 3-pointer and Howard Eisley finished a fast break with a layup.
Notes: Malone has played in 579 of his last 580 games. He missed a game last April 10 against the Los Angeles Clippers due to a league suspension. ... The Warriors haven't beaten the Jazz since a 93-82 victory in Oakland on April 14, 1996. ...Utah's biggest lead of the night was 19 points. ... Golden State power forward Jason Caffey, matched against Malone, was held scoreless.