Programming note: Nets-Warriors coverage starts today at 6:30pm with Warriors Pregame Live on CSN Bay Area, and streaming live right here.
OAKLAND – Each time the Warriors step onto the floor these days is another opportunity to set a record or reach a milestone.
Both will be in effect Saturday night when the defending champions face the Brooklyn Nets at Oracle Arena.
The Warriors (10-0) will attempt to win their 11th game without a loss, an ongoing record for the franchise extending to both the Bay Area and Philadelphia operations.
And reigning MVP Steph Curry, averaging 5.2 3-pointers per game, needs three to pass his father, Dell, and move into 42nd place on the all-time 3-pointers list. Steph Curry needs six treys to move into the all-time top 40.
Brooklyn is coming off a 111-109 loss to the Kings on Friday night in Sacramento.
The Warriors plan to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris with a moment of silence prior to Saturday's game, the team confirmed to CSNBayArea.com.
Warriors by 17.
MATCHUP TO WATCH
Festus Ezeli and Andrew Bogut vs. Brook Lopez. Lopez is one of the most offensively skilled centers in the NBA, and the Warriors realize that containing him is the key to beating the Nets. Ezeli and Bogut will attempt to use their physicality while simultaneously being smart enough to avoid getting into foul trouble against the crafty Stanford product. Upon sustaining a concussion on Oct. 27, Bogut was replaced by Ezeli in the starting lineup. Interim coach Luke Walton may be tempted to reinsert Bogut to face Lopez.
Warriors: G Leandro Barbosa (family matter) is not with the team. F Kevon Looney (hip surgery) is out indefinitely. G Klay Thompson (back) is out.
Nets: F/C Willie Reed (R thumb ligament tear) and F Chris McCullough (R knee rehab) are listed as out.
Though the Warriors and Nets split a pair of games last season, each winning at home, the Warriors have taken nine of the last 10 meetings in Oakland.