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Warriors aim for fifth straight 50-win season vs. Nets

According to STATS
According to STATS

Brooklyn Nets at Golden State Warriors

  1. The Warriors defeated the Hawks in Atlanta, 114-109, on Friday for their fifth-straight win. Their win over the Hawks also was their 13th straight road win over an Eastern Conference team this season, which is just one short of the single-season record for consecutive road victories for a Western Conference team over an Eastern Conference team. The 2006-07 Suns won 14 straight road games over Eastern Conference teams.
  2. Caris LeVert scored a career-high 27 points in the Nets' 123-120 road loss to the Clippers on Sunday. The Nets' bench combined to score 75 points, which is the second time this season the Nets' bench has scored 75 or more points.
  3. The Warriors have won five straight games against the Nets. With a win tonight, they will have swept the season-series for the third consecutive season.
  4. Nets' opponents attempt the fewest three-pointers per game this season (24.7 per game). Nets' opponents also have the lowest three-pointer rate this season (27.7% of opponent field-goal attempts are three-pointers).
  5. Stephen Curry and James Harden are the only 2 players this season who have hit a three-pointer in each game they have played in this season (minimum 5 games played). Curry has made a three-pointer in 69 straight games while Harden has made one in 71 straight.
  6. Allen Crabbe is shooting .392 from the field this season, which is the second-lowest in the NBA (minimum 400 field-goal attempts). He is also shooting .297 on mid-range field goal attempts this season, which is the second-lowest in the NBA (minimum 100 field-goal attempts).

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors will seek a 50th win for the fifth consecutive season Tuesday night when they open a two-game homestand against the Brooklyn Nets.

Riding a five-game winning streak, the Warriors will be facing a Nets team that has lost three in a row and 11 of 12.

Brooklyn opened its five-game trip with losses to Cleveland, Sacramento and the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Warriors (49-14) are racing the Houston Rockets (49-13) for the honor of being the first in the NBA to 50 wins this season. The Rockets will get the first crack at it -- they take the court at Oklahoma City on Tuesday night 2 1/2 hours before the Warriors and Nets tip off.

Golden State has won five straight against Brooklyn, but recent meetings have been more competitive than the streak indicates.

The Nets gave the Warriors a run before falling short 118-111 at home in November. Meanwhile, six of their last seven games at Golden State have been decided by nine or fewer points, with one loss going to overtime and the Nets winning the 2012 meeting.

In fact, the Nets have made a habit of losing close games on their current trip. Their total margin of defeat in the three games was 14 points.

"The hardest thing in professional sports is to close out a game," Nets coach Kenny Atkinson lamented after Sunday's 123-120 loss to the Clippers. "That's where we're at right now with our ability to close it out. We're not there yet. We've been in a lot of games like this. We have to do a better job."

A visit to Oakland means a homecoming for Allen Crabbe, a standout at nearby Cal. He had 18 points in his most recent visit last season before pouring in 25 points, including six 3-pointers, in the November meeting in Brooklyn.

Crabbe had only six points Sunday against the Clippers, but he was on a nice roll before that, averaging 20.8 points in his previous eight games. He made 34 3-pointers during that stretch.

The Warriors know all about making 3-pointers.

Stephen Curry connected on his 200th of the season Friday in Atlanta, giving him 200 or more in six straight seasons. No other NBA player has reached the mark six times in his career, let alone six in a row.

That distinction probably will be short-lived. Backcourt mate Klay Thompson needs four 3-pointers for his sixth career season with 200 or more.

The Warriors began the week fifth in the NBA in 3-pointers made with 746, with the Nets (787) one of the four teams ahead of them.

Nobody leads Golden State in 3-point field goal percentage (39.7).

Curry couldn't finish the game against Atlanta after twisting his troublesome right ankle. He insisted afterward that he was fine and wouldn't miss any playing time.

In announcing that Curry would be a game-time decision, Warriors coach Steve Kerr made it clear Sunday that health, not the race for home-court advantage in the playoffs, would dictate his lineups moving forward.

"I haven't given it any thought," Kerr said of the No. 1 playoff seed. "If somebody needs some rest or is banged up, I'll sit them."

Updated March 5, 2018

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