SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Royce O’Neale hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 28.5 seconds left, and the Brooklyn Nets capitalized on Golden State’s third straight sport squandering a double-digit lead, beating the defending champion Warriors 120-116 on Sunday night time.
Golden State went forward 106-93 on Klay Thompson’s jumper with 6:57 to play then the Nets outscored the Warriors 27-10 the remainder of the way in which.
Stephen Curry hit the go-ahead free throws with 1:12 remaining moments after Kyrie Irving’s three-point play gave Brooklyn the lead, then Irving missed on the opposite finish dealing with defensive strain from Thompson. Irving missed one other strive however Golden State bought two extra possibilities and each Curry and Kevon Looney missed with lower than a minute left.
Irving completed with 38 factors, 9 assists and 7 rebounds for a Nets staff that received a second straight enjoying with out injured star Kevin Durant, who missed dealing with his former staff after successful titles and NBA Finals MVP honors in 2017 and ’18 with Golden State.
Nic Claxton contributed profession highs of 24 factors and and 15 rebounds because the Nets received two in a row following a four-game shedding streak.
Irving shot 12 for 22 with 5 3-pointers coming off a spectacular 48-point efficiency in a 117-106 highway win at Utah on Friday night time in Brooklyn’s first win since Durant sprained his proper knee.
Curry had 26 factors, seven assists and 6 rebounds.
Little brother Seth Curry’s layup with 2:29 left pulled Brooklyn inside 112-109 then Joe Harris tied it on a 3 the subsequent time down.
Jordan Poole added 17 factors for the Warriors, who used a 39-point second quarter to take cost however could not maintain it.
Irving’s 3-pointer on the 6:55 mark of the third tied the sport and the Warriors led 90-86 heading into the ultimate 12 minutes.
O’Neale scored 11 of his 16 factors with three 3-pointers within the first quarter.
Donte DiVincenzo made all 4 of his 3-point tries within the first half and the Warriors led 70-53 late within the second earlier than a 7-0 Nets run bought Brooklyn inside 72-60 on the break. DiVincenzo wound up with 13 factors and eight assists and Jonathan Kuminga added 20 factors in 25 minutes.
Poole stayed within the beginning lineup in Looney’s place after scoring 30 or extra factors in two of the earlier three video games.
Looney had 14 factors and 10 boards and Draymond Inexperienced 9 factors, 11 rebounds and 7 assists after Brooklyn whipped the Warriors 143-113 at dwelling on Dec. 21 however with out Curry and Thompson.
Thompson added 10 factors as six Warriors scored in double figures.
Nets: F T.J. Warren was obtainable and performed 11 minutes after coping with a bruised proper knee. … Seth Curry scored 12 factors. … Brooklyn matched the Warriors with 42 rebounds. … The Nets improved to 5-6 on the highway vs. the Western Convention.
Warriors: The Warriors dropped to 8-2 at dwelling in opposition to groups with successful data coming into the sport. … Golden State has hit 15 or extra 3s in 12 straight video games. … The Warriors scored 50 bench factors in one other large efficiency by the backups.
Nets: At Philadelphia on Wednesday having misplaced on the Sixers’ dwelling flooring 115-106 on Nov. 22.
Warriors: Host Memphis on Wednesday driving a two-game dwelling successful streak within the collection.