Warriors overcome slugging start to beat Nets 

click to enlarge Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after scoring against the Nets. - BEN MARGOT/AP
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  • Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after scoring against the Nets.

OAKLAND -- Klay Thompson scored 25 points, Draymond Green had 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and the Golden State Warriors snapped a two-game losing streak by beating the Brooklyn Nets 107-99 on Thursday night.

Stephen Curry added 17 points and five assists as the hot-shooting, turnover-prone Warriors slowly started to cut down on mistakes. They shot 45.6 percent from the floor and had just 11 turnovers.

Golden State entered the game leading the NBA in shooting percentage and turnovers.

Jarrett Jack scored 23 points against his former team, and Brook Lopez and Deron Williams each had 18 points as Brooklyn lost for the second time in two nights. The Nets fell 112-104 at Phoenix on Wednesday to begin their three-game road trip.

The matchup of the NBA's best-shooting teams coming into the game â€" the Warriors at 49.7 percent, and Brooklyn at 48.6 percent â€" lived up to the hype in brief bursts.

The Warriors finished each half with a flurry, going on a 15-4 run at the end of the second quarter that whipped the announced sellout crowd of 19,596 into a frenzy. Andre Iguodala highlighted the spurt by dribbling from one end to the other through traffic before throwing down a one-handed slam that helped Golden State go ahead 66-55 at intermission.

The Nets fell behind by 15 in the third quarter and looked like a tired team ready to crumble. Instead, they regrouped and rallied in the fourth, slicing Golden State's lead to 93-88 on Bojan Bogdanovic's 3-pointer.

Just as they did in the first half, though, the Warriors closed strongly. Thompson hit a 3 and converted an alley-oop layup on a pass from Green in the final minutes to stretch Golden State's lead to 105-96.

The Nets shot 44.3 percent and had only 12 turnovers. But they went 3 for 16 from 3-point range, while Golden State finished 11 of 34 from beyond the arc.

The Warriors were coming off losses to Phoenix and San Antonio after a 5-0 start under new coach Steve Kerr. They were leading the league with 21.9 turnovers per game as they adapt to Kerr's up-tempo, ball-movement based offense that has produced incredible scoring efforts mixed with mind-boggling mistakes.



Nets: The Nets have lost nine of their last 10 at Golden State, but won 13 of 16 against the Warriors at home. ... The Nets went 6-14 in the second game of back-to-back sets last season.

Warriors: Andrew Bogut had 11 points and 14 rebounds. ... Curry became the 17th player in franchise history to score at least 7,000 points. ... David Lee missed his seventh game this season with a strained left hamstring. He remains out until at least next week.


Nets: Visit Portland on Saturday.

Warriors: Host Charlotte on Saturday.

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