Golden State pulls off a priceless upset.
The Golden State Warriors defeated the Brooklyn Nets 124-120 in the 2023-2024 NBA regular season at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California, on Sunday (Jan. 17).
Steph Curry led the way with 37 points and three rebounds, followed by Klay Thompson with 24 points and five rebounds, and 스포츠토토 Brandin Pozemski with 19 points and five assists.
For Brooklyn, Cam Thomas exploded for 41 points and five rebounds, while Nick Clexton (19 points, 12 rebounds) and Spencer Dinwiddie (16 points, 14 assists) also contributed, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the team from falling.
Early in the game, it was Golden State who jumped out to an early lead. It was not Curry, but rookies Pogba and Saric, who were at the center of the offense. Pocic led the offense with his three-point shooting and aggressive defense, while Saric came off the bench to score inside and out. Pogiemski and Saric scored six and 10 points, respectively, in the first quarter. Golden State led 32-25 after one quarter.
From there, Golden State exploded. After a quiet first quarter, Curry and Thompson exploded at the same time to quickly open up the lead. Thompson and Curry took turns hitting three-pointers to put on a fireworks show. Brooklyn chipped away, with Thomas leading the way in scoring, but they couldn’t stop Golden State’s firepower. It was 70-54 at halftime, and Golden State had exploded.
After halftime, Brooklyn fought back. In the third quarter, Curry and Thompson went cold again, and Brooklyn’s outside shooting exploded. Dinwiddie, Royce O’Neal, and Thomas exploded from three-point range, and Brooklyn quickly cut the deficit. Despite a spirited effort from Pocic, Golden State was unable to control Brooklyn’s outside shooting and allowed the Nets to pull away. The third quarter ended with Golden State trailing 95-89.
After setting the tone in the third quarter, Brooklyn took over early in the fourth. Thomas led the charge with back-to-back baskets and Mikal Bridges hit a three-pointer to make it 99-97 Brooklyn. But Golden State had Curry. Curry scored 10 straight points to put the game out of reach. The highlight was a spectacular dribble, where he dribbled past a defender and drained a three-pointer.
Brooklyn tried to make a comeback with a basket from Thomas, but Thompson answered with two straight three-pointers. Golden State won the clutch battle, 124-120.