Curry leads Warriors past Nets 107-99 in overtime
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 21 of his 34 points after halftime, Andre Iguodala hit a clutch 3-pointer and the Golden State Warriors survived in overtime, beating the Brooklyn Nets 107-99 on Saturday night.
Iguodala added 18 points for the Warriors, who won their 11th straight to start the season. Andrew Bogut had 10 points and 18 rebounds.
Draymond Green recorded a triple-double with 16 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. Harrison Barnes added 13 points.
Jarrett Jack scored a season-high 28 and Thaddeus Young added 24 points and 10 rebounds for the Nets. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson grabbed a season-best 13 rebounds. Brook Lopez had 18 points.
Jack and Young each sank a pair of free throws in the final 30 seconds of regulation to give Brooklyn a 3-point edge.
Iguodala tied it with a 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds left and Lopez missed a short jumper at the buzzer.
The Warriors scored the first 10 points of overtime to pull away.
Young scored 14 points in the first quarter as the Nets opened a 15-point advantage at 36-21. It’s the most points scored in the opening period against the Warriors this season.
The Warriors led at 5-4 before Brooklyn began pulling away, leading by as many as 17 in the first half.
Golden State fired back in the second quarter and tied the game on Curry’s 3-pointer with 13 seconds left. Young responded with a jumper to give the Nets a 54-52 halftime lead.
Nets: Joe Johnson appeared in his 1,072nd NBA game, matching Michael Jordan for 77thy on the all-time list. He also extended his streak of making at least one field goal to 890 games, the longest active streak.
Warriors: The French national anthem was performed in addition to the American national anthem before the game. “Our coaching staff and organization offer our sympathies to the people of France,” interim coach Luke Walton said. “The NBA is such a global game now that it touches home even when it’s not on U.S. soil.”
The Nets host the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday. The Hawks have won the last six in the series. The Nets play 11 of their first 16 games on the road.
The Warriors host the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday. Golden State has won the last 10 at home against the Raptors.