Who: Golden State Warriors (11-4) vs. Brooklyn Nets (6-9)
When: Sunday, November 20 @ 3:00 p.m.
Where: Barclays Center
WATCH: CSBA, YES
RADIO: 95.7 The Game
Injury Update: Kevin Durant (left sprained ankle)
The enemy’s blog: Nets Daily
The Warriors continue onto the 3rd game of their 4-game road trip and look to take care of business against a Nets team that, despite being in rebuild mode, have been surprisingly better than what most of us expected before the season began.
We know who these guys are. Offensively, this Warriors team is one of the best this league has ever seen. Defensively, they rank within the top 10.
Kevin Durant is averaging close to 25 points and 2 blocks a game. Klay Thompson is hitting near to his 50/40/90 goal for the season. And Curry hasn’t even been at his best yet.
The Warriors are good. Damn good.
Unfortunately this road trip has started off with the team running into some severe potholes. After letting the Celtics come back from a 17-point deficit, the Warriors were manhandled by the 76ers until their stirring comeback in the second half.
The Nets should be a good opponent for the team to get their bearings back and hopefully we’ll see a complete game from the Warriors.
Despite being in the middle of a rebuilding process, this Nets team has surprised many with their 6-9 start. Coach Kenny Atkison has come out and said that the team has no plans on actively tanking the season and with the recent change to how the draft lottery odds operate, the Nets have been playing better than expectations — much to the Cleveland Cavaliers’ dismay.
On the offensive side, they are not too far behind the Warriors, pouring in 110 points per game. Brooklyn’s roster certainly isn’t overwhelmed with all-star talent, but Atkinson has them playing at a breakneck pace to make up for it.
The bigger issue the team is currently facing is the injury to D’Angelo Russell, who has been their best player thus far.
With Russell sitting out after knee surgery, the Nets will look at Spencer Dinwiddie and Caris Levert to fill in his absence.
Warriors win 123-104 while Curry returns to form and drains six 3-pointers.