Warriors stop off at Meadowlands
(Sports Network) – A pair of teams riding two-game losing streaks collide
tonight, as the New Jersey Nets host the Golden State Warriors at Continental
The Nets went 3-3 on a six-game homestand before losing at Toronto on Friday.
New Jersey then dropped a 90-82 decision to the Detroit Pistons on Saturday in
the opener of a four-game homestand.
Nenad Krstic scored a season-high 27 points for the Nets, who have split their
last four games. Jason Kidd posted 13 points, nine rebounds and eight assists.
Vince Carter netted 12 points and Richard Jefferson added 11 points and a
season-high eight assists in defeat.
New Jersey, which is 6-8 at home this season and one game off the lead in the
Atlantic Division, will also host Cleveland and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Meanwhile, Golden State is 0-2 on a six-game road trip and 1-8 away from
Oakland this season.
The Warriors suffered a 120-115 loss to the Raptors on Sunday at the Air
Canada Centre. Monta Ellis dropped in 28 points for the Warriors, who have
dropped two straight after winning two in a row. Baron Davis had 20 points and
11 assists in the loss.
On the injury front for Golden State, forward Troy Murphy (sore left Achilles)
and guard Jason Richardson (bone bruise in left knee) are questionable for
tonight’s contest. Richardson last played on December 2nd, while Murphy has
missed four straight games.
Golden State will also visit Boston, Orlando and Miami on its trip.
The home team in the Golden State/New Jersey series has won 11 of the last 13
meetings. The Nets have won six of the last seven matchups, while Golden State
has dropped eight in a row at Continental Airlines Arena.