• Erik Slater

Nets fall short of improbable comeback in 118-111 loss to Warriors

The Nets rallied back from a 28-point third quarter deficit but fell just short as the Warriors defeated Brooklyn 118-111 Sunday night.

Stephen Curry posted a season high 39 points while Klay Thompson followed with 23 points.

Allen Crabbe led the Nets comeback, scoring 25 points on 6-11 three point shooting. Spencer Dinwiddie contributed with 21 points and eight assists.

The Nets dug themselves into a 28-point third quarter hole largely attributed to the brilliant play of Stephen Curry. However, as this young Nets team has shown time and time again, they would not quit.

Success from the three point line sparked the Brooklyn comeback. The Nets took 48, yes you read that correctly, 48 three pointers in this game.

The Nets fought back to trail by just four with less than three minutes remaining. However, the Nets could not get over the hump down the stretch.

Shaun Livingston scored off a backdoor cut and Klay Thompson curled off a screen for an open jump shot to extend the lead to eight.

Allen Crabbe came down the other end and drilled a contested three to cut the lead to five. Thompson had the answer with a three of his own, but once again Crabbe hit another three to keep the Nets in the game.

Brooklyn got a stop and had the ball down five with 50 seconds remaining, but the Nets could not get anything going as a stagnant possession ended in a missed Spencer Dinwiddie step back three.

Brooklyn fought valiantly against the reigning champs and is beginning to show the entire NBA not to take them lightly. Steve Kerr said he was impressed with the culture the Nets have built.

The Nets may be 6-10, but they are playing competitive basketball and taking the right steps toward building a winning team.