The Brooklyn Nets dropped their third straight game on Friday night, falling at the Barclays Center to the Golden State Warriors, 109-102. It was the second straight loss for the Nets, who fell victim to a hot-shooting vistor for the second time this week. Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder shot the lights out on Tuesday night, and the Warriors didn't miss much on Friday night. It was a relatively cold evening from three-point range for the Nets, and 48 minutes later, it was Golden State who emerged with the seven-point win.
Joe Johnson and Andray Blatche had huge nights for Avery Johnson's club, but Deron Williams was just two of 10 from behind the arc and the Nets could not match the Warriors on the offensive end. Johnson finished with 32 points on 12 of 23 from the field while Blatche added 22 points and 15 rebounds. The mercurial power forward continues to have a renaissance with his new team in Brooklyn. Williams finished with 23 points and eight assists, but the outside shooting was not there. The Nets also got just 13 points off the bench in the losing effort.
On the other side, the Warriors shot better than 51 percent from the floor and 47 percent from long range. Stephen Curry drilled five threes on his way to 28 points, and David Lee ate up the Nets inside to finish with 30 points and 15 boards.
Brooklyn will now try to snap the three-game skid with a Sunday home game against the Bucks.