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Facing the Nets

Golden State Warriors (15-11) @ New Jersey Nets (11-15)
GSW (Road) 8-6:      Nets (Home) 5-10
Standing: Golden State Warriors: 3rd Pacific; 7th West
                    New Jersey Nets    : 3rd Atlantic; 9th East

Comparative Stats (raw numbers)

GSW - 26 games                                            New Jersey Nets -26 games
Offense/Ranking
PPG: 108.8 (2nd) - 2,830 pts made                91.0 (30th) - 2,382 pts made
FG%: 45.1 (15th) - 1,053/2,337                      42.9 (29th) - 849/1,972
3-pt%: 35.1 (15th) - 248/706                           31.4 (29th) - 140/444
FT%: 72.7 (22nd) - 476/655                            74.0 (21st) - 544/735
RPG: 12.8 (3rd) - 1,119 (O:333/D:786)          10.6 (19th) - 1,068 (O:286/D782)
Points in the paint: 46.0 (1,197 pts)                32.5 (846 pts)
TOPG: 13.53                                                  16.23

Defense/Ranking
PPG: 107.0 (30th) - 2,782 pts allowed           96.8 (10th) 2,523 pts allowed
FG%: 46.4 (25th) - 1,019/2,198                     44.7 (10th) - 890/1,987
3-pt%: 37.0 (24th) - 174/470                          38.9 (30th) - 172/448
FT%: 74.6 (10th) - 570/764                            76.7 (23rd) - 570/764
RPG: 30.2 (19th) - 1,239 (O: 340/D: 899)        30.1 (20th) - 1,031 (O: 252/D: 779)
TOPG: 17.26                                                    14.46
Points inside the paints: 41.3 (1,074)               32.0 (834)

The Nets are 6/3 when they score 100+ and 4/8 when the opteams scores 100+ on them. On the other hand, the Dubs were 14/7 when they score 100+ (3rd in the league behind Phoenix 18/3 and Lakers 14/4) while 7/11 when opteams score over a century marks on them. In 26 games, they only scored below 100 in 5 games and only won 1. (Utah 117-96; Boston 105-82; Spurs 84-96; Portland 105-96 and Pistons 109-84)

The Nets are 5-10 at home while the Warriors are 8-6 on the road so far. This is a test for the resurging Road Warriors against the slumping Net who again besiege with internal problems, off court issues of some players and injuries.Last season, both clubs have protected their home turf, Warriors losing at the Continental Arena (97-105), while the Nets lost at the Oracle (110-109).

Although the last time the Warriors won in New Jersey was in Feb 28, 1997, I believe the Dubs will start a new page and win this one. Warriors by 8!

Go Dubs!

This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!