The Golden State Warriors rely so much on their two dynamic scoring guards -- Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry -- on offense that it's been odd and painful that there haven't been more nights like this during this season. Ellis dropped 33 points and Curry added 29 as the Warriors blew the doors off of the Utah Jazz 119-101 in Oakland.
Ellis and Curry combined to shoot 23-34 from the floor and 5-12 from long-range, thoroughly exploiting Utah's backcourt deficiency. Earl Watson, Devin Harris and Raja Bell -- three of Utah's top four guards -- all missed the game, leaving Jamaal Tinsley to start. Despite that imbalance, the Jazz were in the game until the third quarter, when Golden State began to open the margin up.
Neither team's defense was worth writing home about, and the defensive rebounding was particularly poor as the team's combined for 37 offensive boards.