Wednesday night’s matchup in the Barclays Center features the two hottest teams in the league.
Who are they? Well, the Golden State Warriors are the hottest team in the NBA riding a 10-game streak into Brooklyn. But wait: the Brooklyn Nets have a three-game winning streak? They haven’t lost since the new calendar year? Jason Kidd quit wearing ties and they keep winning?
Yes. Yes. And Yes. Wednesday night, the Warriors continue their road trip and head into Brooklyn to face off against the Nets. Both Brooklyn and Golden State have the longest win streaks in their respective conferences.
The Warriors are coming off of Tuesday night’s 101-80 win against the lowly Milwaukee Bucks. David Lee continued his stellar play with 22 points and 18 assists. The Warriors 10 game win streak is the longest in the history of the franchise since the 1975 championship season.
I don’t want to brag, but ever since I wrote a “Should the Warriors Trade David Lee” column, Lee has been tearing up the league, winning Western Conference Player of the Week for last week. Maybe he is playing well purely to spite me.
Either way, look for Stephen Curry to have a big game Wednesday night against the Nets as Brooklyn point guard Deron Williams will miss the game. Williams received a cortisone shot and platelet rich plasma injection in both of his ankles to relieve inflammation. Shaun Livingston is starting at the point guard spot in place of the former Jazz point guard.
Curry has six double-double’s during the win streak including a 36 point, 12 rebound game against the Miami Heat, and a 29 point, 11 assist game against Cleveland. He also tallied a triple-double of 14 points, 16 assists, and 13 rebounds against the most surprising team in the West, the Phoenix Suns.
The Warriors are 16-4 against teams under .500, and even with the Nets recent surge, their rough start leaves them with plenty of room to improve. The Warriors have also already won more than half the total amount of games as last season and are currently in first place in the Pacific Divison.
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