NBA Game Summary - New Jersey at Golden State
(Friday, January 22nd)
Final Score: Golden State 111, New Jersey 79
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Stephen Curry notched a new career-best with 32 points and handed out seven assists as Golden State blew out NBA bottom- dwellers New Jersey by a 111-79 margin at ORACLE Arena.
Corey Maggette gave 29 points and five assists and Cartier Martin chipped in with his career-best 16 points to go with eight rebounds for the Warriors, who had dropped four of five coming in and closed out a season-long seven-game homestand at 3-4.
The short-handed Warriors also received a career-night from Anthony Tolliver, who posted new highs of 12 points and 10 rebounds as Golden State continues to play with league cast-offs and also-rans.
"The fact that I played 40 minutes helps," Tolliver said of his career night. "As a player, just being able to play gives you a lot of confidence."
A sprained right ankle for leading-scorer Monta Ellis only furthered the team's injury problems Friday. He left in the third quarter and did not return after scoring four points in 24 1/2 minutes.
Brook Lopez had 21 points and Courtney Lee 17 for the lowly Nets, who continue to plummet towards dubious NBA marks having dropped 10 straight and 20 of 21 overall.
Golden State held a 26-21 lead after one quarter and carried a 50-44 margin into halftime. The Warriors burst out of the gates in the second half, and a 14-4 run ended on Curry's three for a 64-48 lead.
The Warriors ended the frame much like they began it, building an 88-65 advantage heading to the fourth behind a 14-2 surge.
The Nets mustered just 14 points in the final quarter and shot a listless 35.6 percent from the field for the game en route to the lopsided loss.
"We knew there was something wrong in the beginning and we didn't have a fix," Lopez said.
Golden State allowed a season low in points...New Jersey's Devin Harris suffered an undisclosed injury to his right wrist and left after scoring just four points in 20 minutes...Curry also had career-highs in field goals (11- of-21) and free throws (7-of-8)...Chris Douglas-Roberts had 10 points for the Nets.
01/23 02:53:12 ET