In three games, the Golden State Warriors have shown their dominance over the Utah Jazz, not trailing at all in the first two games and being in control for most of Game 3. Kevin Durant led the Warriors to victory last game with a 38-point performance. He also added 13 rebounds and shot 15-of-26 from the field. With a 3-0 series lead and all the momentum on their side, the Warriors are hoping to close out the series in Utah.

Better shooting from Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry had an off shooting night but still managed to put up 23 points, five rebounds, and four assists last game.

He shot 30 percent from the field but will definitely not shoot as poorly in Game 4, which should be very concerning for the Jazz. If Curry gets going, the Warriors could completely crush them, sweeping their way to the Conference Finals.

Rebounding battle

The Warriors may be undersized, but they have controlled the rebounding, out-boarding the Jazz, 51-42, in Game 3. The Jazz have Rudy Gobert patrolling the paint, yet they continue to lose the rebounding battle. Gobert has actually been doing his job, but he needs more help. Utah must rebound collectively and be more physical in the paint. The Warriors have overwhelmed them with their defensive energy and physical play.

Inability to stop Golden State’s star players

The Jazz have shown the inability to contain Golden State’s star players, and it doesn’t appear that they have any answers. Durant, Curry, and Klay Thompson are scoring in bunches, while Draymond Green is dominating the game with his ball handling, playmaking, and defense. Against the Los Angeles Clippers, who didn’t have many offensive weapons, Utah’s defense was able to contain their star players.

However, the Warriors have too much firepower and are using excellent ball movement to breakdown Utah’s superior defense.

It’s amazing how the Warriors have made the Jazz look silly, finding easy baskets inside and quality shots outside. The Jazz have good defense, but the Warriors have better offense. Additionally, Golden State is shutting down Utah on the defensive end, which is how they have taken control of the series.

Jazz will feed off crowd’s energy

Utah’s home crowd is very loud and supportive. Despite being down 0-3, they will provide excruciating support and will be extremely loud. The Warriors did a solid job of taking the crowd out of the game early Saturday evening, but they allowed the Jazz to get back into the contest, which energized the crowd. Ultimately, they overcame Utah’s third quarter surge and closed out the game strong. Golden State will look to get off to another hot start, while Utah will try its best to keep its crowd in the contest.

Evidently, we all know that this series is essentially over. The Jazz will try their best to extend, but the Warriors have outperformed them through three games and are poised to finish out the series. Game 4 will take place in Salt Lake at 9 pm Eastern Time on TNT.