Brooklyn Nets Notebook: Insights ahead of game vs. Golden State Warriors

The Nets are excited to face the defending champs and hope to snap their skid

SAN FRANCISCO – The Nets (20-44) make their way to ORACLE Arena hoping to snap a three-game skid against the Warriors (49-14) – the defending NBA Champions.

Game Info: Nets vs. Warriors, 10 p.m. ET (TV: YES Network, Radio: WFAN)

Here’s What to Watch For:

Can Brooklyn Repeat What Worked vs. Warriors?

While the Nets lost the previous encounter between these two teams, it was one of their better performances of the season as they cut a 28-point deficit to just four in the 118-111 result. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson shot 5-of-14, but he was + 10 due to an all-around versatile performance – going for 16 points, 12 rebounds and five assists.

One key difference in Tuesday’s game is Kevin Durant, who didn’t play in the previous matchup. The small forward is a nightmare for any team to guard, so the Nets will have to use a variety of looks to slow him down. Don’t be surprised if Kenny Atkinson uses four different players on him: Hollis-Jefferson, Dante Cunningham, DeMarre Carroll and Caris LeVert.

Can LeVert Build Off of a Career Night?

The second-year guard had one of the best nights of his young career, pouring in a career-high 27 points to go along with five assists and five boards. The key will be whether or not he can bring a hot hand into ORACLE Arena on Tuesday night.

Since his return from injury against the Bulls, LeVert has had some uneven performances. He was excellent against Cleveland and Los Angeles but struggled against Chicago and Sacramento – which is to be expected for a player who missed a stretch of games.

LeVert is often a tone-setter on both sides of the floor for Brooklyn, if he can remain hot in Oakland, the Nets could frustrate the Warriors.

Key Quotes:

Spencer Dinwiddie on how to slow down Warriors: “When the league figures it out, they’ll stop winning titles.”

Atkinson on what worked in the last Warriors game: “We shared the ball, I think we picked up our activity defensively. I think the mistake you [can] make against these guys is to be on your heels. I think you have to be proactive. We were more proactive defensively and we shared a little better.

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2018-19 Season

  • away game
    FridayFri Jul 06 Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, NV
    L 80-86

    TEAM LEADERS OF THE GAME

    S. Dawson
    19PTS
    Shawn Dawson
    S. Christon
    4ASTS
    Semaj Christon
    J. Webb III
    8RBS
    James Webb III
    NBA TV
  • home game
    SaturdaySat Jul 07 Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, NV
    L 76-90

    TEAM LEADERS OF THE GAME

    T. Pinson
    16PTS
    Theo Pinson
    J. McLaughlin
    6ASTS
    Jordan McLaughlin
    T. Thompson
    7RBS
    Trevor Thompson
    NBA TV
  • away game
    MondayMon Jul 09 Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, NV
    L 69-78

    TEAM LEADERS OF THE GAME

    Y. Watanabe
    14PTS
    Yuta Watanabe
    J. McLaughlin
    5ASTS
    Jordan McLaughlin
    J. Allen
    12RBS
    Jarrett Allen
    ESPNU
  • away game
    WednesdayWed Jul 11 Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, NV
    L 102-109

    TEAM LEADERS OF THE GAME

    M. Doyle
    21PTS
    Milton Doyle
    M. Doyle
    6ASTS
    Milton Doyle
    J. Allen
    11RBS
    Jarrett Allen
    ESPN 2
  • away game
    FridayFri Jul 13 Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, NV
    L 79-116

    TEAM LEADERS OF THE GAME

    T. Davis
    19PTS
    Tyler Davis
    J. McLaughlin
    5ASTS
    Jordan McLaughlin
    T. Thompson
    9RBS
    Trevor Thompson
    ESPNU