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Steve Kerr Made NBA History In Warriors-Jazz Game

Steve Kerr made NBA history with Thursday's victory.

On Thursday evening, the Golden State Warriors played the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City for their final game before the All-Star break.   

Despite a disappointing fourth quarter, the Warriors were able to hold on for a 140-137 victory.   

Head coach Steve Kerr made NBA history by recording his 500th career win. 

Via The Golden State Warriors: "That's a whole lot of WINS. 

Steve Kerr is now the fifth-fastest coach in NBA history to reach 500 regular-season wins. Congrats, Coach!"

The Warriors have had an up-and-down season but are playing their best basketball of the year over the previous two weeks. 

They have won six out of their last seven games and are 8-2 in the previous ten. 

Going into the All-Star break, the Warriors are the tenth seed in the Western Conference (the final play-in tournament spot) with a 27-26 record in 53 games. 

Klay Thompson, who came off the bench for the first time since his rookie season (2012), led the way with 35 points, six rebounds and two assists while shooting 13/22 from the field and 7/13 from the three-point range in only 28 minutes of playing time. 

Draymond Green and Steph Curry also combined for 39 points and 15 assists. 

Following the Jazz, the Warriors will host the Los Angeles Lakers on February 22. 

As for the Jazz, they dropped to 26-30 in 56 games, which has them as the 11th seed in the Western Conference.  

They are in the middle of a four-game losing streak.