See them at the bottom of the NBA standings but Brooklyn Nets is the only team in the NBA so far that made a serious threat to Golden State Warriors when they clashed last time in Oakland. Today they faced another team in the top .500 but this time around they’re successful to add another win in their win-loss card.
Brook Lopez the supposed to be hero in the Golden State Warriors match-up scored 24 points and led all scorers.
“I give Brooklyn credit,” said Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer. “They played well. They forced the turnovers. We didn’t take care of the ball. So we’re going to have to clean that up.”
Thaddeus Young was the hero for the Nets as he sank two crucial free throws late in the fourth quarter. The Hawks had the last position but the inbound-pass was intercepted by Young from Al Horford.
“We initially said that coming out of the timeout we were going to switch everything,” Young explained. “Switch everything. Switch everything. We knew if Kyle Korver couldn’t get in there they would try and lob it in to Horford and let him make a play.”
It was the second win for the Nets this season and so far they’re making improvement as a team. Although they’re currently down in the standings but it doesn’t mean that they’re less dangerous.
Meanwhile for the Hawks, after a good start they’re now on a three games losing streak. Paul Millsap and Al Horford led Atlanta in scoring with 17 points and 18 points respectively.