O’Neal, Green Carry Warriors Past Nets, 93-86
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OAKLAND (AP) — Jermaine O’Neal had season highs of 23 points and 13 rebounds, Stephen Curry banked in a big 3-pointer in the final minute to finish with 17 points, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Brooklyn Nets 93-86 on Saturday night for their third straight victory since the All-Star break.
With Andrew Bogut sidelined with a left shoulder injury and David Lee out with a stomach flu, O’Neal and Draymond Green more than filled the void in the absence of Golden State’s frontcourt regulars. O’Neal shot 10 for 13 from the floor, and Green scored a career-best 18 points to go with 10 rebounds.
Deron Williams had 20 points and six assists, and Joe Johnson scored 15 points for a Nets team that struggled to shoot from 3-point range. Brooklyn made just 2 of 21 attempts from beyond the arc.
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