The Warriors came up a few points short of NBA history tonight, falling to the Nets 102-98. Stephen Curry did his best to get the Warriors over the top, notching 34 points, seven assists and five rebounds. David Lee put together another solid performance with 20 points and seven boards, but the road weary Warriors just didn’t have enough legs to close it out with perfection. The loss concludes the Dubs’ season-long seven-game road trip with a 6-1 record, and makes them just one of three teams in NBA history to post a 6-1 trip in consecutive seasons. Pretty darn good. Now 24-14, the Warriors will return home for a couple games on #WarriorsGround, beginning on Friday night against the Celtics.
Mark Jackson
On the game:
“Well it’s certainly a tough loss. I’m a little disappointed we didn’t finish this road trip up the right way. Give Brooklyn credit, a great job by them. We will not lose sight of the fact that we were 6-1 on this road trip. Truth be told none of us knew who actually held the record prior to us trying to chase it down. The history that we’re chasing after is bigger than a seven-game road trip record for wins. You move ahead. You make the proper corrections. We look forward to taking care of what we didn’t take care of tonight. We felt like we got some good looks, we just didn’t knock them down. It was a tough loss. Our bench last game was very good. I thought tonight they just didn’t do the job. We established a rhythm. I thought going to the bench affected the game. It happens. They are going to get plenty of opportunities going forward. It was just a tough night overall for us. Give Brooklyn credit.”
Stephen Curry
On the game:
“Our visions were set on finishing out the road trip with a win and what that meant. It’s frustrating that we couldn’t get that done, but it’s just one loss. We just have to regroup, get some rest and get ready for Friday. They got into a rhythm, hit some shots, we didn’t finish out the quarters well, letting them hit a couple of late threes, and you do that you just get the energy in the building going and they start feeling good and come out of the break with more fire.”
On the team being low on energy because of the road trip:
“It’s a long road trip, but we can’t let that be an excuse for how the game ended, so we have to find a way to win and there were a couple of key turnovers at the end of the game, and they had about three or four possessions in the fourth quarter where we made them take tough shots, but we just couldn’t get the rebound.”
On what the winning streak meant:
“Gaining ground in the West. The biggest thing is we have to win road games and you have to stay above water when you are away from home, so we definitely did that. Obviously all the attention was on the streak and trying to break the record for our franchise that hasn’t been in that position in a long time, that’s a big deal so it is frustrating right now, but now, like I said, tomorrow, before Friday we can look at the big picture of our road trip and realize we did some good stuff and put ourselves in position to capitalize on a home-heavy schedule for the next couple of days.”
David Lee
On the game:
“I don’t think we executed offensively as well as we wanted to. Defensively, I don’t think it was any huge breakdowns. I think they hit some tough shots, and then of course they finished the game by hitting a bunch of free throws, so it was a frustrating way to end the streak, but overall a 6-1 road trip is very positive.”
The Warriors have won 10 consecutive games and another victory on Wednesday would match the longest winning streak in franchise history. In order to achieve that, they’ll need to beat another streaking team while playing on the back end of a back-to-back less than 24 hours after and more than 800 miles from the site of Tuesday’s victory in Milwaukee. This will be the first of two of games this season between the Warriors and Nets, and the Dubs will be going for their fourth straight win in the head-to-head series.
The Warriors used a 29-12 start to the second half to open the game up and held on the rest of the way for a 101-80 win in Milwaukee on Tuesday. David Lee had a big game with 22 points and 18 rebounds and Andrew Bogut added eight points and 12 rebounds in his return to Milwaukee. The win extends the Warriors’ winning streak to 10 games and also marks the seventh straight road win for the Dubs, which matches the longest road winning streak in franchise history. The Warriors will look to continue their road success on Wednesday when they close out their seven-game road trip in Brooklyn. GAME RECAP
The Warriors have played the most road games in the NBA this season, and they have certainly made themselves comfortable away from home. Only one team (Spurs) has more road triumphs than the Warriors’ 13, and the Dubs’ seven-game road winning streak matches the longest in franchise history. One more win on Wednesday and the Warriors will become the first team in NBA history to sweep a road trip of at least seven games.
The reigning NBA Western Conference Player of the Week, David Lee got a headstart in receiving the honor again with his performance on Tuesday. His 22 points and 18 rebounds marked his 12th 20-and-10 game of the season, and he became the first Warriors player since Andris Biedrins in 2010 to post at least 20 points and 15 rebounds on 80 percent shooting or better. Lee has taken a game to another level in recent weeks, and he has as much to do with the Warriors’ current winning streak as anybody. DUB THE VOTE
While the Warriors are the talk of the NBA with 10-straight wins, the Nets have quietly put together their longest winning streak of the season. Brooklyn has won each of its last three games, including an impressive triumph over the Thunder that was made possible by Joe Johnson’s buzzer-beating heroics. Brooklyn has allowed just 87.0 points on 41.5 percent shooting over the last three games, but they’ll be playing on Wednesday without the services of Deron Williams. The point guard suffered a sprained left ankle on Wednesday, the latest in a series of injuries that has hampered Brooklyn this season. Even with Williams and Brook Lopez out of action, the Nets still have plenty of dangerous weapons in Johnson, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, so the Warriors will need to be on top of their game if they want their winning streak to be intact when they come home on Friday.
Injury Report
GSW: Festus Ezeli (recovery from right knee surgery) and Jermaine O’Neal (right wrist surgery) are out.

BKN: Deron Williams (sprained left ankle) and Brook Lopez (fractured right foot) are out.