5-2 (2-1 home)
4-3 (1-2 road)
November 13, 2014
|Oracle Arena, Oakland CA
|CSN Bay Area | KNBR 1050 AM
|Blog Buddy: Nets Daily
David Lee - out (hamstring)
Brooklyn's in the House. I've always wanted to say that, being a big Jay-Z fan. Deron Williams and company are in town to face our Turnover State ... excuse me, Golden State Warriors, who've started the season with a strong 5-2 record. Sadly that record has been blindsided by one recurring issue: turnovers. Lots of them. Can the Warriors bounce back from these miscommunications and sloppy ball handling to bring home a win, or is the home crowd going to get stuck with another slice of turnover pie?
Turnovers are like the unofficial Sixth Man of the team. In the last two games, the Dubs have committed 47 of them. (27 against the Suns). If they keep it up, not only will we continue to pile up losses but the word "turnover" may even become Player of the Week. The key to winning tonight's game is simple: avoid making them. Keep an eye out for the Warriors, who have the firepower to bounce back from this pair of losses against the Suns and Spurs. Klay Thompson is back in action (hand injury) after scoring 29 points Tuesday night. Right behind him is Harrison Barnes, who had a season-high 22 points against San Antonio.
The Nets' hopes of winning at the Roaracle seem to be slim. You're looking at a team that's 1-9 in its last 10 visits here at Warrior Ground. It's always fun to see Deron William in action; he's averaging 18.7 points per game and 6.7 assists. His matchup tonight against Stephen Curry is going to be hype. Things the Warriors need to look out for include containing Joe Johnson. The big fella is averaging 20 points per game on excellent shooting. Johnson can heat up any given night like it's NBA Jam if he's not defended properly. You're looking at a pretty healthy team tonight coming out of Brooklyn. Brook Lopez, Kevin Garnett and Bojan Bogdanovic wrap up BK's starting lineup.
For the Dubs to pull out a win tonight:
Well, 21.9 turnovers (a league worst) per game is not going to win us any games. Let's focus on our strengths, like playing solid defense, big scoring drives and threes! We also want to get our bench back on track after struggling against San Antonio on Tuesday; the rhythm wasn't there that night. I'm looking at Marreese Speights and Andre Iguodala to give us some big plays off the bench. I'm also looking at Stephen Curry to have a big game after his lackluster performance from the 3-point line on Tuesday.
It's the Warriors vs. Nets tonight at the Roaracle. We got this!
Cheers Dub Nation!