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Play Time: 11/16/2021 20:30
The Golden State Warriors and Brooklyn Nets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Brooklyn Nets are 8-2 in their last 10 games with those losses coming against the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls. They are also on a tear, having beaten opponents by an average of 13.75 a game. On Sunday, Brooklyn outscored Oklahoma City in each quarter of a dominant 120-96 road triumph. All-Star F Kevin Durant led all scorers with 34 points (13-14 FT) and grabbed eight rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 108.5 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 103.5 points on 42.6 percent shooting.
Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors started a four-game East Coast swing with a close loss to the Charlotte Hornets. However, they still own the best record in the NBA with an 11-2 slate and carry the highest points differential of 13.23. On Sunday, they were limited to 14 points over the final 12 minutes of a 106-102 road loss against Charlotte. Stephen Curry is averaging 28.1 points and 6.7 assists, while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 18 points and 4.6 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 115.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.8 points on 42.6 percent shooting.
The Golden State Warriors have been the better team this season due to their consistency. Durant and Curry will likely cancel each other out, so it will be up to the rest of the team to help their superstars. GSW’s lineup has just been a tad better heading into this game. The Golden State Warriors could edge the Brooklyn Nets by the finest of margins.
Brooklyn Nets vs Golden State Warriors
Pick: Golden State Warriors +2.5