The Golden State Warriors snapped their three-game losing streak with a hard-fought 124-120 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.
Curry's Fourth-Quarter Heroics
The highlight of the night was undoubtedly Stephen Curry's phenomenal performance in the fourth quarter.
Scoring 12 consecutive points and totaling 37 for the game, Curry was the linchpin in the Warriors' victory. Klay Thompson also played a crucial role, adding 24 points and hitting crucial 3-pointers in the game's closing minutes.
Coach Steve Kerr praised Curry's performance, saying, “Steph was sublime down the stretch. That was unreal. We’ve seen him do this over and over again but it never ceases to amaze me what that guy is capable of."Thompson, recognizing the weight Curry has been carrying, expressed his determination to help ease the scoring burden.
“We'll help him,” he stated, acknowledging the early stage of the season and the potential for growth.The Nets, despite a valiant effort, couldn't clinch the win. Cam Thomas led their charge with an impressive 41 points on 15-for-24 shooting, including five 3-pointers.
Spencer Dinwiddie added 16 points and a season-best 14 assists. Despite their efforts, the Nets suffered their third loss in four games during their current swing to the West. The game's closing moments were tense, with Royce O'Neale cutting the Warriors' lead to just two points with 2:14 remaining.
Curry, however, secured the win with a short jumper with 56 seconds to play and another with 17.3 seconds left, finishing the final period with a perfect 7-for-7 shooting for 16 points.
Warriors' Team Effort and Ongoing Challenges
The Warriors, who have struggled to close games, managed to hold on despite 14 turnovers leading to 29 Brooklyn points.
Rookie Brandin Podziemski contributed significantly with 19 points, five rebounds, and five assists. Andrew Wiggins, coming off the bench for the second consecutive game, added his expertise to the team's efforts. The win came amidst the team grappling with Draymond Green's indefinite suspension.
Coach Kerr, while not divulging details, assured that Green has the team's full support and is committed to creating positive changed.
“We know we're capable of getting on a run, and I think that's coming,” Kerr confidently stated, signaling hope for the future.