Brooklyn Nets 100-116 Golden State Warriors
No Stephen Curry and no Draymond Green, yet, Golden State racked up a double-digit win.
Kevin Durant with a season-high 11 assists and 28 points on 60% shooting led the 2-time defending champions to a comfortable win over the visiting Nets. But he couldn't have done it without the key contributions from his starting backcourt. Quinn Cook, who took Stephen Curry's place in the starting line-up, came up huge, putting up 27 points on 11-of-16 shooting to go along with 5 assists and 3 rebounds. Meanwhile, the very reliable Klay Thompson put up 26 points on 55% shooting.
Despite missing two of their four All-Stars, the Warriors completely dominated the game. And it started with the game in the paint, a category Golden State outscored Brooklyn by 20 (52-32) and their superior shooting - 55.4% from the field (Nets - 46.8%) and 43.8% from beyond the arc (Nets - 29.2%).
Current Record and Standing
The Warriors bounced back from a tough loss against the Bucks on Thursday night and improved to 11-2 for the season, still good for the best record in the Western Conference. They also wrapped up the season series with the Nets, sweeping it for a fourth straight season.
Next 5 Games
Nov. 13 at LA Clippers - 9 AM
Golden State have won 13 of the last 14 games against their one-fierce inter-state rivals.
Nov. 14 vs Atlanta Hawks - 9 AM
Nov. 16 @ Houston Rockets - 6:30 AM
Nov. 18 @ Dallas Mavericks - 7 AM
Nov. 19 @ San Antonio Spurs - 5:30 AM
Key Stats and Notable Trends
- Despite the Bucks' loss on Thursday, the Warriors' 11-2 record is still the second-best start in franchise history through 13 games (best being the team's 13-0 record in the 2015-16 season).
- The Warriors are now 51-12 coming off a loss in the Steve Kerr era.
- Jonas Jerebko registered his first start in this game as a member of the Warriors, registering 8 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists on 4-of-9 shooting in 26 minutes.
- This game ends the team's five-game homestand. After four of their next five on the road, they'll enjoy another five-game homestand from Nov. 19 to Nov. 27 at the Oracle Arena.
- The Warriors continue to dominate the league in all the major offensive stat categories like points per game (121.9 - 1st), assists per game (30.3 - 1st), field goal percentage (51.9% - 1st), three-point percentage (41.9% - 1st) and free-throw percentage (81.8% - tied 4th).