NBA: UTAH (0-0) at GOLDEN STATE (0-0) <h3>Davis, Warriors host Jazz in season opener</h3> <div class="pre">Utah (0-0) at Golden State (0-0) 10:30 pm EDT</div> OAKLAND, California (Ticker) - Baron Davis and the Golden StateWarriors would like to avenge their playoff loss to the UtahJazz. Davis and the Warriors host the Utah Jazz in the opener for bothteams on Tuesday. An eight-year veteran, Davis had a spectacular postseason inhelping Golden State become the first No. 8 seed to defeat a No.1 seed in a best-of-seven series when it shocked the DallasMavericks last season. Davis averaged 25.6 points and 6.5 assists in the playoffs.However, the magical run ended when the Warriors ran into CarlosBoozer and the Jazz. Golden State was overmatched on theinside against the Boozer-led Jazz and was eliminated in fivegames in the Western Conference semifinals. Now, Davis, who can opt out of his contract and become a freeagent following the season, will lead a Warriors squad that ismissing key members from their surprising playoff run. Gone is Jason Richardson, the team's second-leading scorer, whowas traded to Charlotte for rookie Brandan Wright - the eighthpick of June's draft. The Warriors also will be without forward Steven Jackson, who issuspended for the first seven games of the season for pleadingguilty to a felony charge of criminal recklessness after hefired a gun into the air at an Indianapolis strip club lastOctober. As for Utah, it is coming off its best season in nine years, butwas eliminated in the Western Conference Finals in five gamesby the eventual champion San Antonio Spurs. The Jazz thrived last season because Boozer and point guardDeron Williams have become the best duo the franchise has hadsince the days of John Stockon and Karl Malone. Boozer posted career high averages of 20.9 points and 11.7rebounds in the regular season, while averaging 24.2 points and14.0 rebounds in the series against Golden State. Meanwhile, Williams' 16.2 points and 9.3 assists per game lastseason ranked second only to Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns. The teams split four regular-season meetings last season.