Check out last night’s box score here.
Three things of note:
1) Bench production. Brooklyn’s bench scored a grand total of 13 points on 5-18 shooting, didn’t block a shot or swipe a steal, and didn’t get to the free throw line once. Warriors backup point guard Jarret Jack scored 15 points, shooting 7-12, and notched eight assists by his lonesome. Warriors backup forward Draymond Green picked up 10 rebounds, three assists, and three steals in 28 minutes.
2) Three-pointers. Some of these numbers are skewed because the clawing Nets fired three-point shots with reckless abandon down the stretch to try to close the gap, but the Nets only shot 11-33 from outside the arc to the Warriors’ 9-19. Normally I’m a proponent of overshooting threes — they’re worth more — but when you miss 22 of them, that’s 22 attempts that weren’t higher-percentage two-point shots. The Warriors seemed to have no trouble hitting threes throughout the game; outside of some nice buckets from Joe Johnson and C.J. Watson, Brooklyn struggled with the arc last night.
3) Offensive rebounds. Looking at the box score, it’s amazing to me that Brooklyn and Golden State both ended with 15 offensive rebounds. In the fourth quarter it seemed to be the biggest disparity, but even then both teams had the same number of fourth-quarter offensive rebounds (6). The difference? Golden State’s came throughout the fourth quarter and led to three easy putbacks that extended the lead.