The Warriors play host to the Nets at the Chase Center this Saturday night.
The Brooklyn Nets have been in a bit of a rut as they’ve lost 4 of their last 6 games and they will be hoping to build some momentum after blowing past the Pacers in 104-94 home win last Wednesday. Kevin Durant is averaging 29.5 points and 7.4 rebounds per night, Kyrie Irving is averaging 27 points and 5.9 assists and James Harden is dishing 23.3 points and 11.3 assists.
As a team, the Nets are shooting 49% from the field and grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.
On the other side, the Golden State Warriors have been in a decent shape as they’ve won four of their past seven games and they will be aiming for a third straight win after taking down the Magic in 111-105 home win last Tuesday. Stephen Curry leads the Dubs in scoring with averages of 30 points per game. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 17.6 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. 13.8 points per game. Draymond Green is averaging 8 assists.
As a team, the Warriors are shooting 46% from the field and grabbing 22.1 rebounds per game.
DeAndre Jordan has been ruled out for this match for personal reason, but Durant is clear to return to the lineup which is a major boost for the Nets who have struggled without him. The Warriors are the team in better form, but last time these two teams met, it was 125-99 win for the Nets. It’s hard to split these two squads at the moment, but with KD back, I’ll stick with Brooklyn.