Golden State Warriors beat Brooklyn Nets 118-111 at Barclays

BROOKLYN, NY - NOVEMBER 19: Stephen Curry
BROOKLYN, NY - NOVEMBER 19: Stephen Curry /

The Golden State Warriors beat the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on the second night of a back-to-back series.

Coming off a hard-fought, comeback win at Wells Fargo Center against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, the Golden State Warriors beat the Brooklyn Nets 118-110 on Sunday at Barclays Center.

This win marks Golden State’s second consecutive victory to begin their new win streak. The Warriors improve their regular season record to 13-4, tying with James Harden and the Houston Rockets for the top seed in the NBA’s Western Conference.

The Dubs will now head to Chesapeake Energy Arena to match up with Kevin Durant‘s former sidekick, Russell Westbrook, and the 7-8 Oklahoma City Thunder. DubNation can expect Golden State back at Oracle Arena on Friday, Nov. 24 when they host former Warriors player Justin Holiday and the Chicago Bulls.

After scoring 35 points against the Sixers on Saturday, former 2-time MVP Stephen Curry followed up that effort with 39 points in 33 minutes against the Brooklyn Nets, adding 11 rebounds, seven assists and three steals. He shot 14-of-24 from the field, 4-of-10 from behind the arc and 7-of-8 from the free throw line.

Absent Kevin Durant due to what was described as a sprained ankle, Curry stepped up in a big way on the second night of a back-to-back, coming up with a second consecutive 30+ point effort. Had he not fouled out at the 3-minute mark in the fourth quarter, it’s entirely plausible he would have scored even more.

Klay Thompson finished with 23 points, 10 rebounds, one assist and two steals in 33 minutes. He shot 10-of-17 from the field, 1-of-1 from long range and 2-of-2 from the free throw line. Considering his recent string of modest performances, I expected Thompson to have a bigger game against Brooklyn with Durant on the sidelines.

That said, Thompson is most definitely due for a big game soon, so be on the lookout for him when Golden State returns home.

Starting for Durant, Omri Casspi played 23 minutes, posting 12 points, eight rebounds, one assist and two blocks on 6-of-10 from the field. This was a solid showing by Casspi, who’s definitely earned more time with this performance.

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Andre Iguodala added 12 points, five rebounds, three assists and one block in 30 minutes off the bench. He was 4-of-11 from the field, 2-of-4 from behind the arc and 2-of-4 from the charity stripe.