Warriors Defeat Nets in Brooklyn Native’s Return Home

Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson (Photo credit: iccsports)

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Nets, 109-102 at the Barclays center Thursday. Former Knick great David Lee led the Warriors with 30 points and 15 rebounds. Guard Stephen Curry finished with 28 points and five assists. The Nets’ Joe Johnson led all scorers with 32 points.

The win was probably a sentimental one for Warriors coach Mark Jackson- a Brooklyn native who played his college ball at St. Johns University and worked for the Nets as a broadcaster while the team was still playing in New Jersey. For the Nets, however, the loss is a frustrating one that seems emblematic of Brooklyn’s struggles against mediocre teams at home this season. The Nets will build up a sizeable lead in first half only to lose it altogether in the second half. Sure, the absence of Brook Lopez is fairly significant considering his size and his ability to affect the game offensively, but it’s no excuse.  Lopez isn’t the only player on Brooklyn’s squad capable of keeping a man in front of him. WHERE’S THE DEFENSE?

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