OAKLAND, Calif. – Stephen Curry scored 29 points and had a season-high 12 assists, Monta Ellis added 33 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Utah Jazz 119-101 on Thursday night.
David Lee added 23 points and 14 rebounds for the Warriors. Golden State has won two straight since losing the first four games on its six-game homestand.
Curry and Ellis, who were on the bench for most of the fourth quarter in Tuesday's win over Sacramento when coach Mark Jackson played mainly reserves, didn't get much of a rest against the Jazz while leading the Warriors to their highest point total of the season.
Paul Milsap had 15 points and 11 rebounds for Utah. The Jazz played without starting point guard Devin Harris, who was a late scratch due to a strained left hamstring.
Golden State (8-12) led by two at halftime but got a big lift from Ellis in the third quarter then coasted over the final 12 minutes while leading by as much as 23.
Ellis scored 16 of his points in the third, including the final five of a 15-6 run to close out the period.
He added five in the fourth before he and Curry left to a standing ovation from the Oracle Arena crowd.
That was in stark contrast to the win over Sacramento when Ellis, Curry and center Andris Biedrins sat on the bench for almost all of the fourth quarter. Ellis didn't talk to reporters following the game and coach Mark Jackson's only comments were in support of his bench.
If there was any lingering issue between the two, Ellis didn't show it. He went 13 of 21 from the floor and added four assists.
Curry also had a solid night shooting, going 10 of 14.
Utah, coming off a 107-105 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, committed 14 turnovers.
The Jazz were playing short-handed in the backcourt because Harris and backup Earl Watson (sprained left ankle) were both hurt in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.
Utah trailed by five with 5 minutes remaining in the half but pulled even after Jefferson powered through the lane for a dunk that tied the score at 46-46. Curry then made an 18-footer with five-tenths of a second left to give the Warriors a two-point halftime lead.
NOTES: Tinsley, who was out of the NBA entirely in 2011, tried to pick up the slack in his first start since Nov. 30, 2009. He had four assists in the first quarter, scored six straight points in the second to help the Jazz stick close and finished with nine points, 13 assists and six rebounds. ... Utah coach Tyrone Corbin knew Watson would be unavailable but didn't learn Harris would be out until less than an hour before tip-off. ... Golden State, which lost to Utah 88-87 on Jan. 7, shot 46.9 percent for the game.