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Rodney Hood three gives Jazz lead for first time — in entire series

Rodney Hood, Stephen Curry

Utah Jazz’s Rodney Hood, right, drives against Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry during the second half in Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors won 106-94, (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)


The Golden State Warriors were not just up 2-0, they had led this series for 1:58:58 seconds in a row. Almost 119 minutes, a complete two-and-a-half games.

But Utah got a phenomenal first half performance from Rudy Gobert on both ends — his passing was impressive — and that put the Jazz on the run to end the first half.

Then it happened: With 1:01 left in the first half Rodney Hood drained this wide-open corner three and the Jazz had the lead.

It only lasted a few seconds before Kevin Durant hit a shot to put the Warriors back in front (he had 22 in the first half), but later Gobert hit a couple free throws to give the Jazz a 50-49 lead at the half.

The question is can Utah sustain that for another 24 minutes.