It looked like it was going to be business as usual for the Golden State Warriors when they went up by 17 points in the first quarter against the Brooklyn Nets. In a stunning turn of events, the Nets came back to lead by five points in the third quarter, but then Stephen Curry happened and the Warriors cruised to a 114-98 win to move to 22-0 on the season:
i don't know about you, but i'm feelin' 22-0 pic.twitter.com/XQbywd4qCO
— GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) December 7, 2015
Golden State quickly jumped out to a 26-9 lead despite a gaggle of missed free throws, including several by Curry. The lead was at 13 late in the first half when Brooklyn finished the half on a 10-0 run. The Nets then started the second half with four straight points to make it a 14-0 run.
Brooklyn led 75-70 with 3:10 left in the third quarter when Golden State kicked into high gear. The Warriors finished the frame on a 17-5 run, with Curry scoring 11 of the points. Golden State’s bench proceeded to blow the game open at the start of the fourth quarter, and that was that:
That's 78 straight wins for GSW when leading by 15+. BKN was just 7th opponent in that streak to take the lead after trailing by 15+.
— John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) December 7, 2015
Curry finished with 28 points on 11-of-17 shooting overall and 5-of-9 from three. Draymond Green added 22 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, while Klay Thompson had 21 points.
The Indiana Pacers are up next on Tuesday.