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                  === Nets close out trek against Warriors ===
 
 (Sports  Network)  - The Brooklyn Nets  go for a winning three-game California
 trip on Wednesday when they take on the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena.
 
 The  Nets bested  the Sacramento Kings on  Sunday, but fell to the Los Angeles
 Lakers on Tuesday night, 95-90.
 
 Gerald  Wallace played  for the  first time  since opening  night against  the
 Lakers  and  only managed  seven points. Brook  Lopez led the  way with 23 and
 Deron Williams chipped in 22 points and 10 assists.
 
 "I  thought  our execution was good,"  said head coach Avery Johnson. "I think
 offensively,  had we made  a few more shots, we'd have been in better shape. I
 thought our defensive was really respectable."
 
 Tuesday night was a big night for the Lakers with new head coach Mike D'Antoni
 debuting  for his side. The Nets took a one-point lead into halftime, but only
 managed 33 points in the second half.
 
 "Wish  we  would've had  a few  more shots  fall in  the fourth quarter," said
 Johnson.
 
 The  Warriors return home after a brief road trip to Oklahoma City and Dallas.
 They  went 1-1 thanks  to a gritty, 105-101 overtime win over the Mavericks on
 Monday.
 
 Steph  Curry had 20 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to get
 the Warriors their third win in the last four games.
 
 "This  was huge for us to win tonight and I was able to make plays for my team
 tonight,"  said  Curry, who did tweak  his ankle in the victory. "Everybody on
 our team had a part of this win and that's what good teams do."
 
 The starting forwards did their part Monday night.
 
 David  Lee  had 17 points and  19 rebounds in  43 minutes of action and rookie
 Harrison  Barnes,  who is  stepping into a  much larger role  with his play of
 late, scored 20 to go along with 12 rebounds.
 
 Golden  State  is 25th in  the league in scoring  defense, but head coach Mark
 Jackson  thought that  was  the key  to victory  on  Monday, despite  allowing
 Mavericks' guard O.J. Mayo to go off for 11 points in overtime.
 
 "We defended. We defended at a high level. We competed," he said.
 
 Jackson's team sure did rebound.
 
 Not  only did the  Warriors outrebound the Mavs, 62-43, but the 62 boards were
 the most for the team since Feb. 13, 2005 against the Phoenix Suns.
 
 The  Warriors, who play  five of their next six at home, are 6-1 in their last
 seven at home against the Nets. Brooklyn has won three in a row against Golden
 State overall.
 
 
 11/21 10:54:20 ET

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