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Oakland, Calif. • Playing against the Golden State Warriors means hearing how fast they are in transition, watching that speed on film and preparing for it in practice.

There's nothing, however, like game speed.

The Utah Jazz learned that the hard way in Tuesday night's Game 1 loss to the Warriors, as Golden State ran the Jazz out of Oracle Arena. The Warriors scored 29 points in transition, had 32 assists and turned Game 1 into a track meet.

Utah knows what happened on Tuesday cannot turn into a trend heading into Game 2 on Thursday night. If it does, the Jazz know they will be in trouble.

"We have to limit the live ball turnovers," Jazz guard Rodney Hood said. "That's what really hurt us. They are a great team in transition, so when they allowed to do that they become very difficult to beat. We have to limit that and make them play against our set defense."

The Jazz were startled by Golden State's speed, which is quite the contrast from the first round against the Los Angeles Clippers. There were several times the Jazz took long jumpers, and those misses turned into transition points.

Golden State is unique because power forward Draymond Green is capable of grabbing a rebound and pushing the ball in transition. Most teams need an extra second to get the ball to one of their guards, and that second is enough time for Utah to get back on defense. The Warriors have no such issues.

"We all have to sprint back on defense," Jazz center Rudy Gobert said. "Sometimes it just means getting back and finding the closest guy, no matter who it is."

Dealing with pain

Gobert said the ankle he sprained last week is bothering him more than the knee he hyperextended two weeks ago. He did say he's progressing fine, and doesn't expect to miss any more time.

Utah's starting center led the Jazz with 13 points in Game 1, but acknowledges he needs to be more effective in Game 2. He was beaten down the floor several times by Zaza Pachulia, Golden State's starting center. The Warriors also played Gobert physically, throwing him off a bit.

Still, Gobert was only a minus-3 when he was on the floor Tuesday night, the best plus/minus of Utah's starters.

Learning experiences

Jazz rookie Joel Bolomboy saw his first action of the postseason in Game 1. The former Weber State star scored four points and grabbed a rebound in five minutes. Second year forward Trey Lyles also had a positive showing, scoring seven points in the fourth quarter.

Even with the game virtually over, Jazz coach Quin Snyder said the minutes meant something for the young guys, pointing out "we played 12 guys in Game 7 against the Clippers."

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