The Warriors will remain without a three-game winning streak this season after falling to the Nets 134-117 Saturday night at the Chase Center.
The Dubs have won consecutive games six times this season, but lost the effort to extend this latest streak as Brooklyn went 15-4 to finish the first quarter. . The Nets took the lead through that run and didn’t give up.
|Curraidh – 27||Oubre – 10||Green – 8|
|Wiggins – 17||Green – 7||Curry – 5|
|Oubre – 17||Two connections – 4||Lee – 4|
|Irving – 23||Harden – 8||Harden – 16|
|Durant – 20||Brown – 7||Durant – 6|
|Harden – 19||Two connections – 6||Two connections – 4|
Struggling from the outside was costly for the Dubs, as they shot 4-for-20 on 3-pointers in the first half, and 9-for-34 for the game. Even Stephen Curry, who entered the game with an NBA record tied 13 straight games with at least four fours made, had a tough time going 2-for-9 on three.
Curry, however, was very effective attacking the basket, making all eight of his two-point attempts. He had 12 of his 27 high-scoring points in a back-and-forth first season that consisted of six touchdowns and six key changes before Brooklyn ran to end the run.
Kevin Durant had 20 points in his first Bay Area game since playing in three, and won two, NBA Finals with the Warriors (more on that below), part of Brooklyn’s fair attack. which saw nine Nets players score in the first quarter. alone. James Harden praised his 19-point effort with 16 assists, with Kyrie Irving leading Brooklyn with 23 points. The five starters scored at least 15 points for the Nets, who fired 53.8 percent off the floor, marking the Warriors’ first opponent for shooting better than 50 percent in 24 games.
Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Warriors for his third straight double, the longest streak of his career, while Draymond Green gave up seven rebounds and eight assists, finish the streak of consecutive games with 10-plus assists. at five. Andrew Wiggins added 17 points and Eric Paschall added all of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, but the Dubs did not cut their deficit to singles numbers in the second half.
With the loss, the Warriors fall to 14-13 on the season, and will try to get back on track Monday with a home matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
TAKING THE DEATH
Saturday’s game marked Kevin Durant’s first game in the Bay Area since playing for the Warriors for three seasons from 2016 to 2019. With the game played without fans present, no Dub Nation was able to show their appreciation for the two-time NBA Champion and two-time NBA Finals MVP. But still, the group was able to play the video below on the Chase Center track during a break in action in the first quarter.