Durant leads Brooklyn against Golden State after 43-point game

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Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Golden State Warriors (15-17, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (19-12, fourth in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST

: Nets -11.5

BOTTOM LINE: Brooklyn hosts the Golden State Warriors after Kevin Durant scored 43 points in the Brooklyn Nets' 124-121 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

The Nets have gone 10-5 at home. Brooklyn is sixth in the Eastern Conference in team defense, giving up just 111.4 points while holding opponents to 45.5% shooting.

The Warriors are 3-15 in road games. Golden State ranks third in the Western Conference shooting 38.0% from 3-point range.

TOP PERFORMERS: Durant is shooting 56.4% and averaging 30.4 points for the Nets. Kyrie Irving is averaging 2.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.

Stephen Curry is averaging 30 points, 6.6 rebounds and 6.8 assists for the Warriors. Jordan Poole is averaging 21.6 points and 4.3 assists over the past 10 games for Golden State.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 9-1, averaging 116.1 points, 41.2 rebounds, 24.1 assists, 6.6 steals and 6.4 blocks per game while shooting 52.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.9 points per game.

Warriors: 4-6, averaging 114.5 points, 42.9 rebounds, 28.1 assists, 5.6 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.8 points.


Warriors: Andrew Wiggins: out (adductor), Donte DiVincenzo: out (illness), JaMychal Green: out (health and safety protocols), Andre Iguodala: out (hip), Stephen Curry: out (shoulder).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.