Golden State Warriors defeat Utah Jazz 124-123 in first home game of the season

SALT LAKE CITY — The Golden State Warriors defeated the Utah Jazz Friday night 124 to 123, during the Jazz’s first home game of the season.

The Jazz led 81-69 against the Warriors, who are the defending NBA champions, during the first half of the game.

The Jazz eclipsed 80 or more points in a half for the fourth time in the team’s history, Jazz PR said in a tweet.

Still, the Jazz were unable to keep the Warriors at bay. The Warriors scored 27 points in the fourth quarter.