OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors manager Steve Kerr wants his group to play quick and play smart, and he feels like it’s finally starting to strike a ethereal change of doing both in his new offense.
BOX SCORE: Warriors 107, Nets 99
Klay Thompson scored 25 points, Draymond Green had 17 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists, and a Warriors snapped a two-game losing strain by violence a Brooklyn Nets 107-99 on Thursday night.
“We’re still arrange of adjusting and perplexing to find a identity,” Kerr said. “I wish them to be explosive, yet a small reduction wild. It can be done, yet it’s tricky. It’s like we don’t wish to take divided their spirit, yet we wish to be smart, too.”
The Warriors were entrance off waste to Phoenix and San Antonio after a 5-0 start underneath Kerr. They entered a diversion heading a NBA with 21.9 turnovers per diversion as they adjust to Kerr’s up-tempo, ball-movement formed complement that has constructed implausible scoring efforts churned with mind-boggling mistakes.
Stephen Curry combined 17 points and 5 assists as a hot-shooting, turnover-prone Warriors solemnly began to cut down on blunders. They shot 45.6% from a building and had usually 11 turnovers.
“It creates things so most easier when we take caring of a ball,” pronounced Warriors core Andrew Bogut, who had 14 rebounds, 11 points and 5 assists.
Jarrett Jack scored 23 points opposite his former team, and Brook Lopez and Deron Williams any had 18 points as Brooklyn mislaid for a second time in dual nights. The Nets, who fell 112-104 during Phoenix on Wednesday to start their three-game highway trip, were outrebounded 45-41 — permitting 14 descent rebounds.
“We have to get lax balls and we have to get rebounds. That’s partial of winning,” Nets manager Lionel Hollins said.
The matchup of a league’s best-shooting teams entrance into a diversion — a Warriors during 49.7%, and Brooklyn during 48.6% — lived adult to a hype in brief bursts.
The Warriors finished any half with a flurry, going on a 15-4 run during a finish of a second entertain that churned a announced sellout throng of 19,596 into a frenzy. Andre Iguodala highlighted a emanate by dribbling from one finish to a other by trade before throwing down a one-handed impact that helped Golden State go brazen 66-55 during intermission.
The Nets fell behind by 15 in a third entertain and looked like a sleepy group prepared to crumble. Instead, they regrouped and rallied in a fourth, rupturing Golden State’s lead to 93-88 on Bojan Bogdanovic’s 3-pointer.
Just as they did in a initial half, though, a Warriors sealed strongly. Curry and Thompson any strike a 3, and Thompson converted an alley-oop layup on a pass from Green in a final mins to widen Golden State’s lead to 105-96.
The Nets shot 44.3% and had usually 12 turnovers. But they went 3 for 16 from 3-point range, while Golden State finished 11-of-34 from over a arc.
“I’m not disturbed about us. We’ll be OK,” pronounced Nets brazen Kevin Garnett, who had 4 points and 4 rebounds in 12 minutes. “We usually have to continue to stay clever and stay together.”
TIP-INS: Nets — The Nets have mislaid 9 of their final 10 during Golden State, yet won 13 of 16 opposite a Warriors during home. … The Nets went 6-14 in a second diversion of back-to-back sets final season.
Warriors — Curry became a 17th actor in authorization story to measure during slightest 7,000 points. … David Lee missed his seventh diversion this deteriorate with a stretched left hamstring. He stays out until during slightest subsequent week.
THE HULKSTER: Professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, who was in a Bay Area to foster WrestleMania 31 during a 49ers’ new track in Santa Clara in March, dismissed adult a throng before a game.
UP NEXT: Nets revisit Portland on Saturday. Warriors horde Charlotte on Saturday.
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