Nets rally past Warriors
East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – Nenad Krstic scored 26 points and
pulled down 14 rebounds, and Jason Kidd posted the 81st triple-double of his
career, as the Nets rallied for a 105-97 win over the Golden State Warriors.
Kidd ended with 10 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists, as New Jersey snapped a
two-game skid, but beat the Warriors at home for a ninth straight time.
Baron Davis had 25 points, eight rebounds and nine assists, but also turned
the ball over eight times for Golden State, which has lost all three contests
on its current six-game road trip.
Andris Biedrins hit a free throw for a 65-54 Golden State lead with 8:32 left
in the third quarter and the Warriors led 84-78 going into the final quarter.
However, the Nets used a 19-2 run to take the lead and control of the game in
the fourth quarter. Mike Dunleavy’s layup to start the fourth boosted Golden
State to an eight-point advantage, but the Nets responded in a big way.
Bostjan Nachbar’s layup tied the game at 88 with 8:14 left and his free throw
gave the Nets the lead for good less than two minutes later. Vince Carter’s
two free throws capped the flurry with 5:04 left at 97-88, and the Warriors
didn’t threaten down the stretch.
Richard Jefferson had 15 points and Nachbar 13 for the Nets.
Monta Ellis scored 19 for the Warriors, while Dunleavy ended with 18 points
and 10 boards.
The Nets bolted to a 13-4 lead, with eight of those points coming from Krstic.
However, Golden State closed the gap to 15-13 later in the quarter following a
Jason Richardson jam. Carter’s reverse dunk near the end of the quarter
boosted the Nets to a 28-26 edge.
It was tight throughout most of the second quarter, but the Warriors
established a 53-49 lead at the break thanks to seven straight points to end
the half. Dunleavy had 12 points and Matt Barnes 11 for the Warriors, while
Krstic had a huge first 24 minutes with 20 points and seven boards.
The Warriors lost to Phoenix and Toronto to start the trip, and still have to
play Boston, Orlando and Miami before returning to Oakland…Carter scored 11
points…Barnes had three points in the second half…The Nets won the battle
on the glass, 58-41…The home team has won 12 of the last 14 meetings.