At 6:36 pm of the third quarter, Jae Crowder and Kyle Korver entered the game for Utah Jazz, which lost two points behind the Golden State Warriors at the time. Crowder and Korver were the first two jazz players to shoot after that – both 3-hands – which triggered a run that gave some momentum to Utah.
Crowder and Korver scored 15 points in the third quarter after equalizing in the same quarter and helped jazz secure the breakup he had for a highly competitive 1
Crowder finished the game with 18 of 6 of 11 shots, including 5 of 9 from the 3-point line. Korver added 12 points with his four field goals scored coming from outside the bow.
"Both guys, I thought they looked good," head coach Quin Snyder said about Crowder and Korver. "They were aggressive and ready to shoot. They distributed themselves on the right path, and we found them.
In a tight third quarter, in which both teams offensively found their rhythm, Crowder and Korvers shots were the threat that the warriors ran away with the game. Korvers triple gave the jazz a 72-70 lead and Crowder narrowed 78-74.
Korver scored once again for a 81-76 lead in Utah, forcing the Warriors to take a break.
"I think that has just given us a big energy boost that will last until the end of the third and the fourth [quarter]," Donovan Mitchell said.
Crowder made another 3-pointer, with less than a minute in the third quarter for his 18th point of the night.
After every 3-pointer jazz had made in this third frame, the crowd boomed. Korver said the team had given some energy during this phase in the third quarter. He added that it is usually the warriors who make big runs with consecutive 3s, giving them an impetus.
"[Those shots] probably did it for us tonight," Korver said.
The Jazz was in a shootout with the Warriors in parts of the game, especially in the third quarter. Korver said that while a team generally does not want to get along with Golden State this way, the teams have to put the ball through the net to keep them at bay.
"Everyone talks about his offenses, but man, guard these guys," said Korver. "They have a really good system and some really good defenders, so you have to go against them. So it's good that this happens in the third quarter. "