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Utah Jazz: Warriors complete season sweep of Jazz
Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) celebrates a score against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots between Utah Jazz forward Marvin Williams (2) and guard Trey Burke (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry scores past Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacts after scoring and being fouled during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Golden State Warriors center Jermaine O'Neal (7) grabs a rebound in front of Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) scores over Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) strips the ball from Utah Jazz forward Richard Jefferson, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut, right, shoots next to Utah Jazz forward Richard Jefferson (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, center left, drives to the basket as Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks (10) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, right, goes up for a shot against the Utah Jazz during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Utah Jazz guard Ian Clark dunks against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State won 130-102.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks, center, goes up for a shot next to Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State won 130-102. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke, center, drives to the basket next to Golden State Warriors guard Steve Blake, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State won 130-102. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter, left, passes under the basket as Golden State Warriors forward Marreese Speights defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State won 130-102. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Utah Jazz guard Ian Clark (21) goes up for a dunk against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State won 130-102. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

They didn’t take them by surprise.

As the Utah Jazz headed into Sunday night’s game in Oakland, Calif., they knew exactly what it would take to pull out a win against the Golden State Warriors.

“It starts with Steph,” guard Alec Burks said of the Warriors’ All-Star point guard, Steph Curry.

But Curry and his backcourt partner Klay Thompson did take the Jazz by storm. The so-called Splash Brothers — a duo Golden State coach Mark Jackson has called the best shooting backcourt in NBA history — put on a show against the woeful Jazz, combining for 64 points in a 130-102 blowout win.

The victory marked the first time Golden State has ever swept the season series with the Jazz.

Curry hit on five of his 10 attempts from 3-point range, while Thompson connected on seven of his 10 from distance. Curry also put his playmaking abilities on display, dishing 16 assists in the game.

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Since the season tipped off, tanking has been a hot topic around the league — and especially among cellar-dwelling teams like the Jazz. Fans have embraced defeat, knowing that each loss would help the team improve its odds in the lottery.

But Sunday was a chance to break from the norm.

A win might have actually helped Utah’s draft position.

The Jazz own Golden State’s first-round pick and, unlikely as it might be, a late-season collapse could still knock the Warriors into the lottery, bumping the pick up from the mid-20s and into the top 14.

But Utah couldn’t even nudge the Warriors down that path.

From the outset, the Warriors got what they wanted.

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