A true Jekyll and Hyde performance for both the Brooklyn Nets and Golden State Warriors. Brooklyn shot out to a 12-6 lead in the opening minutes of the game. Then, the Warriors waltzed into a 31-13 stretch entering the 2nd quarter. With the game hinting towards blowout status, the Nets peeled off fourteen unanswered points to close the point deficit to 4 by midway of the 2nd.
The Nets and Warriors then played each other tightly until 1:34 remained in the 3rd quarter of a 78-77 slugfest. From there, Golden State finally threw a haymaker of a 18-3 run into the early 4th quarter to keep Brooklyn at a distance for good. Phew!
Bring Back the Caffeinated Nets
As the dead-last ranked NBA team in opponent turnover rate via Basketball-Reference, the Brooklyn Nets do not tend to enjoy quite as many odd man fastbreaks as they’d wish. Against the infamously loose Warriors, Brooklyn got to finally feast more often in transition.