Inside The Scope: Golden State Warriors x Brooklyn Nets
The Golden State Warriors are rolling. Tuesday night the team stretched their winning streak to double-digits after dismantling the Milwaukee Bucks. Wednesday evening the Brooklyn Nets are on the menu.
Brooklyn will be without Deron Williams, who is having issues with his ankles, and Brook Lopez, who is out for the season. Surprisingly, the Nets are actually riding one of their more positive waves of the season, having won three straight games, and will try to knock the Warriors of their pedestal.
Keys to the game
Off Eff: Warriors: 103.7 (11th) Nets: 102.0 (17th)
Def Eff: Warriors 98.3 (4th) Nets: 105.9 (26th)
Pace: Warriors: 99.1 (4th) Nets: 94.1 (25th)
You’d imagine that the fatigue that comes with a long road trip would eventually knock you off balance, but that hasn’t happened yet for the Dubs. This will be their seventh road game in a row and the Warriors will be playing on the second night of a back-to-back, while their opponents have had a day off.
The Warriors are notoriously bad at taking care of the ball and it’s something that has lead to tough stretches for the team on this road trip. The primary reason the Bucks were able to hold their ground in the first half against Golden State was because of sloppy play. The Warriors turned the ball over 12 times in the first half, which lead to 17 points. The Nets are one of the slowest teams in the league, but you still don’t want to give them a chance to score in transition.
Deron Williams (Out)
Brook Lopez (Out)
Tyshawn Taylor (Questionable)
Festus Ezeli (Out)
Jermaine O’Neal (Out)
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