The Warriors need wins any way they can get them right now. That includes getting a little help from the referees.
Golden State held off the Utah Jazz for a huge 119-116 win Monday night at Chase Center. But the NBA Last Two Minute report revealed Tuesday that the Warriors benefitted from multiple missed calls, including two key ones down the stretch.
With 32.9 seconds remaining and the Warriors trailing the Jazz 116-114, Steph Curry makes clear contact with Jordan Clarkson on his 3-point attempt. However, no foul was called. Clarkson, who is an 89.6 percent free throw shooter, would have shot three free throws with a chance to put the Jazz up by five points.
That wasn't the only missed that involved Clarkson, either.
As Draymond Green inbounded the ball with seven seconds left and the Warriors leading 117-116, Jordan Poole "dislodges Clarkson during the inbounds play," but again, no foul was called. Utah would have been given the ball down by just one point with seven seconds left.
The Warriors wound up winning by three points, improving their record to 36-33 and currently are the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference. Even with the loss, Utah remains the No. 1 seed in the West with a 50-19 record.