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Jeane Coakley breaks down all the action and player reactions from the Knicks' 112-105 loss to the Golden State Warriors.

Stephen Curry broke out of a shooting slump with 31 points and moved into the top 10 on the NBA's career 3-point list, and the Golden State Warriors bounced back from consecutive losses to beat the New York Knicks 112-105 on Sunday.

Klay Thompson added 29 points to help the Warriors end their first regular-season losing streak in nearly two years.

The Splash Brothers had dried up as Golden State dropped two in row following Kevin Durant's knee injury, but they regained their touch Sunday. Curry hit five 3-pointers, passing Chauncey Billups for 10th place, and added eight rebounds and six assists.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Isaiah Whitehead (15) brings the ball up the court during the third quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. (Troy Taormina)
Brooklyn Nets guard Isaiah Whitehead (15) brings the ball up the court during the third quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. (Troy Taormina)

The Nets (7-20) take on the NBA's best Golden State Warriors (25-4) in Brooklyn on Thursday.

According to STATS:

  • Golden State swept a pair of games from the Nets last season, improving to 12-5 in the series since January 2008. The all-time series is split at 21 wins apiece when the Nets have hosted the Warriors.
  • The Warriors have now made at least one three-pointer in each of their last 1000 games, dating back to April 11, 2004. The only team with a longer active streak is Phoenix, at 1005 consecutive games.
  • The Nets lost all three games on their road trip that concluded on Tuesday, falling to 1-13 away from home this season. However, Brooklyn has won its last two home games and could move to .500 at Barclays Center (6-7) for the season overall with a victory on Thursday.
  • Draymond Green contributed 15 points, 11 rebounds and five steals on Tuesday, which was his fourth game with at least 15, 10 and five, respectively, since 2015-16. No other player in the league has produced more than two such games over the past two seasons (Giannis Antetokounmpo and DeMarcus Cousins).
  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson led the Nets with 19 points off the bench on Tuesday. He's now shooting .460 from the field as a reserve, which is 131 points higher than his rate as a starter (.329).
  • Justin Hamilton returned to action after missing five games by immediately leading the Nets with 11 rebounds on Tuesday. While those 11 rebounds represented a career high, his four assists were a season best.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (7) looks on against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. (Tom Szczerbowski)
Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (7) looks on against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. (Tom Szczerbowski)

NEW YORK -- The Golden State Warriors and Brooklyn Nets are in the NBA's top three in possessions per game and 3-point attempts.

The similarities on offense end there.

The NBA's top-scoring offense meets the league's worst-scoring defense Thursday night when the Warriors visit the Nets.

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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) high fives forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) in the first half against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. (Jennifer Stewart)
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) high fives forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) in the first half against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. (Jennifer Stewart)

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With the release of the 2016-17 season NBA schedule, here's a look at what figure to be some very key matchups for the new-look Knicks. 

Oct. 25 -- visiting the Cleveland Cavaliers

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Free-agent forward Kevin Durant will reportedly meet with several teams, including the Knicks.



Updates from June 27

4:36 pm: Durant said "We'll see," when asked about the Knicks at a Team USA event on Monday.

3:05 pm: Carmelo says he is not pressuring Durant but "We're friends, we hang out" according to Adam Zagoria.

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James handles the ball against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during the third quarter in game seven of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. (Bob Donnan/USA Today Sports Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James handles the ball against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during the third quarter in game seven of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. (Bob Donnan/USA Today Sports Images)

The Cleveland Cavaliers completed the biggest comeback in NBA Finals history and spoiled the Golden State Warriors' record-breaking season by winning Game 7 of the NBA Finals, 93-89, Sunday at Oracle Arena.

LeBron James had a triple-double of 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists as the Cavaliers rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to beat the Warriors three times in a row for Cleveland's first championship in one of the four major sports since 1964.

Stephen Curry scored 17 points for the Warriors, who broke the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' record for most wins in a single season. Golden State won 88 games including their 73-9 regular-season record, but fell one win shy of matching the Bulls with a ring.

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James handles the ball against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during the third quarter in game seven of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. (Bob Donnan/USA Today Sports Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James handles the ball against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during the third quarter in game seven of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. (Bob Donnan/USA Today Sports Images)

The Cleveland Cavaliers completed the biggest comeback in NBA Finals history and spoiled the Golden State Warriors' record-breaking season by winning Game 7 of the NBA Finals, 93-89, Sunday at Oracle Arena.

LeBron James had a triple-double of 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists as the Cavaliers rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to beat the Warriors three times in a row for Cleveland's first championship in one of the four major sports since 1964.

Stephen Curry scored 17 points for the Warriors, who broke the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' record for most wins in a single season. Golden State won 88 games including their 73-9 regular-season record, but fell one win shy of matching the Bulls with a ring.

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Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) controls the ball against New York Knicks shooting guard Langston Galloway (2) during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner)
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) controls the ball against New York Knicks shooting guard Langston Galloway (2) during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner)

When it was all said and done on Sunday, the Warriors had run circles around the Knicks en route to a 21-point victory. Such a result wasn't surprising for a team chasing the best record in the NBA history, but the win wasn't as easily obtained as one might have assumed.

Instead, Golden State was flat-footed out of the gate, and the Knicks tried taking advantage as best they could. But it took a near three minutes into the game for either team to simply score the first points of the game. Despite the Warriors' early woes, New York only came away with a two-point lead following the first quarter.

It took Carmelo Anthony (24 points) a while to get going offensively, and as such, New York never really had control of the game, even when they led. This allowed the Warriors to hang around and simply bide their time before pouncing on their prey, pouring in the points and heating up to secure a commanding lead. New York was no match, as they couldn't keep up with the pace. Golden State never wavered and didn't look back from there.

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Taking a one-point lead into the second quarter against the league-leading Warriors, the Knicks arguably had one of their best opening?quarters of the entire season.

They kept up with Golden State, trading buckets and maintaining a certain tempo in the early goings. From there, the home team picked up the pace even more. The Knicks' defense was spread too thin, as Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson nearly single-handedly sunk New York. They each knocked down six daggers from deep a piece.

From there on out, things got back to normal for New York. Nevertheless, despite the loss, there were still some takeaways worth making note of, especially as the team continues to explore different players as potential fits for next season's roster. See below for more observations.

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In the Warriors' defeat of the Knicks on Saturday night, the charge to victory was not entirely led by Stephen Curry. It wasn't led by fellow 2015 NBA All-Star Klay Thompson, either. Instead, it was none other than Draymond Green who stood as the staring attraction en route to victory.

Whereas Curry scored 22 points and hit a couple of daggers towards the end to put the Knicks away for good, Green proved to be the more efficient player throughout. Adding 20 points, he shot 8 of 12 from the field and grabbed a team-high 13 rebounds. This went along with two blocks and three assists.

Such a versatile performance has been par for the course all season long for Green, who was widely considered to be an All-Star candidate if the Western Conference leading Warriors were awarded a third one, a la the Eastern Conference leading Atlanta Hawks. The forward is averaging 11.4 points (on 43% from the field and 34% from deep), 8.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.6 steals, and 1.4 blocks through 49 contests. Needless to say, he's a true stat-sheet stuffer, and can hurt opposing teams in a number of different ways.

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Tonight, the Nets continue their west coast road trip as they head to Oakland to face the Golden State Warriors. It will be their second and final regular season matchup with Golden State, as Brooklyn looks for the season sweep after defeating the Warriors back in early January at the Barclays Center.

In that previous matchup back on January 8, the Nets stormed back from a 16-point deficit to complete a dramatic comeback, riding a monster fourth quarter from Kevin Garnett to snap the Warriors' 10-game win streak in stunning fashion.

Stephen Curry scored 34 points in that game, but only shot 2-of-10 from behind three-point territory, and Brooklyn was able to chip away at the lead due in large part to their bench, which outscored Golden State's reserves 36-17 in that game.

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Tonight, the Nets?host?one of the hottest teams in the NBA, as the Golden State Warriors come to the Barclays Center. The Warriors have won 10 games in a row, by far the longest current streak in the NBA. Meanwhile, Brooklyn's modest three-game winning streak is actually tied for the longest current streak in the East, and they're looking to win four straight games for the first this season.?

The Warriors are led by former NBA All-Star (and former Nets analyst on the YES Network) Mark Jackson, and they enter tonight with a 24-13 record, good for fourth place in the Western Conference. Golden State swept the season series between the two teams last year, and they are 8-3 against the Nets in their last 11 meetings.

Any way you slice it, this is going to be a tough game for the Nets, whose two best players are out injured. The Warriors are eighth in the NBA in points per game, second in rebounds per game, and eighth in assists per game. They are an explosive offensive team that's very efficient from three-point land, as their 38.9% team shooting percentage from behind the arc is third-best in the NBA.

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After dropping a hard fought game in Los Angeles last night against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers, the Nets return to action tonight on the second night of a back-to-back. In Oakland, California, the Nets will battle the Golden State Warriors in the final game of their three-game California road trip. For D-Will and crew, this will be the third game in four nights and after splitting the first two game on the trip against the Sacramento Kings and the Lakers, Avery Johnson's team is hoping to return to Brooklyn as winners of two out of three.

Here is your pregame primer...

Stephen Curry

Tags: Brooklyn Nets vs. Golden State Warriors Preview, Columns, Moke Hamilton SNYNets.com, SNYNets Pregame Primer Warriors Nets, Moke Hamilton
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