WATCH: Warriors’ Stephen Curry taunts Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant after making a three-pointer
The Golden State Warriors rolled past the Brooklyn Nets after intermission on Tuesday night at the Barclays Center, ensuring that the game did not live up to its lofty billing after an exciting, back-and-forth first half.
Golden State won 117-99 to improve to 12-2 on the season, thanks to a game-high 37 points from Stephen Curry on 12-for-19 shooting (including 9-for-14 on threes) and a huge third quarter in which the Dubs outscored their opponents 35-18.
Andrew Wiggins scored 13 of his 17 points in the second quarter, and guys like rookie Jonathan Kuminga and newcomer Otto Porter Jr. provided solid minutes off the bench.
Draymond Green had a typical Draymond Green stat line of 11 points, eight assists, and six rebounds, as well as a rare three-pointer in the third quarter, his only attempt from beyond the arc in the game.
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Green’s connection from beyond the arc was made even sweeter by the fact that it was drilled over former teammate and friend Kevin Durant.
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Green’s celebration was flawless, as the tonguepat on the buttocks combo was sure to grind KD’s gears.
Durant had a rough night on Tuesday, finishing with 19 points on 6-for-19 shooting and a game-worst plus-minus of -24.
Green is off to his best three-point shooting start of his professional career.
Anyone who follows the Warriors, or the NBA in general, knows that Green’s three-point shooting isn’t his strong suit.
While he doesn’t take many long shots, Green has shot under 30% from distance in each of the last three seasons, including 27% last season, his lowest mark since his rookie year.
But through the first 14 games of the season, the three-time All-Star has been extremely effective from beyond the arc.
Draymond Green now has a season total of 6-14 from beyond the arc.
Despite the small sample size, the improvement and confidence in…
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