Basketball: Curry to the rescue as Warriors deny Jazz, extend streak to 19 games

Stephen Curry (left) and Rudy Gobert during the first half of an NBA game on Nov 30, 2015.
Stephen Curry (left) and Rudy Gobert during the first half of an NBA game on Nov 30, 2015.PHOTO: AFP

AFP - Stephen Curry scored 26 points as the Golden State Warriors survived a furious late onslaught from the Utah Jazz on Monday to stretch their record-breaking unbeaten season start to 19 games.

The reigning NBA MVP came to the Warriors' rescue once again, producing a superb three-pointer with seconds left to put Golden State ahead 104-101 just moments after Utah had levelled.

It was yet another moment of inspiration from Curry, a talismanic figure for the reigning NBA Champions who have now edged one game closer to the Los Angeles Lakers' all-time winning streak record of 33 games.

Curry contributed six rebounds and five assists as the Warriors held their nerve in the face of a spirited Utah performance at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. The defeat saw Utah's season record fall to 8-8.