Warriors

Warriors

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OAKLAND –- The streak survives, barely.

The Warriors continued their run through the NBA, but this time they have to work extra for it, overcoming the resilient Brooklyn Nets 107-99 in overtime Saturday night at Oracle Arena.

The Warriors moved to 11-0 and continued their ongoing franchise record for wins to start a season.

Steph Curry scored a game-high 34 points, but was only 13-of-31 from the field. Four other Warriors scored in double figures, as Draymond Green finished with 16 points, Andre Iguodala had 15, Harrison Barnes 13 and Andrew Bogut 10.

Green had a triple-double, though, with 12 assists and 10 boards to go with his 16 points. 

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Brandon Rush, starting in place of Klay Thompson, scored eight first-quarter points but never scored again.

The Nets (1-9), who played Friday night at Sacramento, got off to a torrid start, shooting 68 percent in the first quarter and taking a 36-2 lead. Thaddeus Young scored 14 of his 22 points on 7-of-7 shooting in the opening period.

Though the Warriors for much of the night were haunted by an old friend, ex-Warrior Jarrett Jack -– who scored a team-high 28 points and kept the Nets in the game in the final minutes of regulation –- his late-game heroics were no match for the Warriors in OT.

STANDOUT PERFORMER

 

Though Curry hit some clutch shots, the honor in this game goes to Bogut, who was nothing less than a tower of strength.

Bogut’s contributions are not always tangible, but they were on this night: 10 points (5-of-7 shooting), 18 rebounds, four assists, three blocked shots and two steals.

For good measure, he also did a terrific job of containing All-Star center Brook Lopez, who finished with 18 points on 8-of-21 shooting.

TURNING POINT

There were two, first one coming when the Warriors, trailing throughout and down by six (85-79) with 6:46 to play, pulled off a 9-0 run to go up 88-85 with 3:45 left. That provided the boost required to push the game into OT.

The second came in OT, which opened with the Warriors scoring the first 10 points and taking a 107-97 lead with 2:05 to play.

The Nets never again tied or took a lead.

INJURY UPDATE

Warriors: G Klay Thompson (back stiffness) was a late scratch. G Leandro Barbosa (family matter) is not with the team. F Kevon Looney (hip surgery) remains out indefinitely.

Nets: F Chris McCullough (R knee rehab) and C/F Willie Reed (R thumb ligament tear) were listed as out.

WHAT’S NEXT

The Warriors return to action Tuesday night, when they play host to the Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena.