NBA: Golden State Warriors vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction & Match Preview
The duel of titans between the Golden State Warriors and the Brooklyn Nets is set to take place. It’ll be a contest between two of the best shooters in the world, who also happen to be former colleagues.
With a tight loss to the Charlotte Hornets, the Golden State Warriors began a four-game East Coast journey. However, with an 11-2 record and a 13.23 point difference, they still have the best record in the NBA. It will be the best in history if the Warriors can keep this number.
Starting with their visit to the Barclays Center against the Brooklyn Nets, Stephen Curry and the Warriors will be hungry to start another winning streak. The superstar tandem of James Harden and Kevin Durant, the reigning Eastern Conference Player of the Week, will stand in their way.
The Brooklyn Nets have won eight of their previous ten games, losing only to the Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls. They’re also on a roll, with an average of 13.75 points per game against opponents. Durant, the former MVP, and current Warrior have been shooting the lights out in recent games. To beat the Golden State Warriors, the Nets will need another big performance from their finest player.
Fixture: Golden State Warriors vs Brooklyn Nets | 2021-22 NBA season
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 16th; 7:30 PM ET (Wednesday, November 17th; 6:00 AM IST)
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Golden State Warriors Preview
In their loss against the Charlotte Hornets, the Golden State Warriors shot a dismal 23.1 percent from three-point range. The team’s poor shooting was primarily due to Steph Curry, the hometown idol and reigning Western Conference Player of the Week. From rainbow nation, the former MVP shot 3-13.
The Hornets can blame themselves for their poor shooting, but there were a few times when Curry was wide open. He couldn’t seem to drain the shots he usually makes. If he had made one or two of those open threes, the outcome might have been different.
Good process, good results pic.twitter.com/FhuhSeEahR— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) November 15, 2021
The Brooklyn Nets had the best three-point shooting defense in the NBA, allowing opponents to make only 31.1 percent of their three-point attempts. As Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors seek to rebound from a rare loss, their defense will be put to the test.
Golden State Warriors Predicted Lineup
G – Stephen Curry | G – Jordan Poole | F -Andrew Wiggins | F – Draymond Green | C – Kevon Looney
Brooklyn Nets Preview
The Brooklyn Nets will face a difficult task ahead of them. This season, they haven’t met a club as good as the Golden State Warriors. GSW is a team that seeks to take advantage of the entire 94-foot basketball court. It’s one of the reasons why, following their loss to the Charlotte Hornets, they’re first in the league in defensive rating and third in offensive rating.
Without Joe Harris, Paul Millsap, and Nic Claxton, Steve Nash’s club is anticipated to be shorthanded. Harris’ absence in this game could be key, as he has been crucial in terms of spacing and shooting. In Harris’ absence, the Brooklyn Nets will have to pick up the slack.
The game against the Golden State Warriors will be the best opportunity for James Harden to perform at his best. Kevin Durant, who has carried the team since the beginning of the season, will need all of the aid he can get from the rest of the roster, especially from The Beard.
Brooklyn Nets Predicted Lineup
G – James Harden | G – DeAndre’ Bembry | F – Bruce Brown | F – Kevin Durant | C – Blake Griffin
Warriors vs Nets Match Prediction
The centerpiece of the game will be a duel between two of the greatest shooters in basketball history. The defense, though, will most likely determine the outcome of the game between the Golden State Warriors and the Brooklyn Nets.
Warriors players Klay Thompson and James Wiseman have adjusted to life without them. They are, in fact, performing admirably this season despite the absence of two of their greatest players.