Shooting 70 percent in the opening quarter, the Nets built a cushion that they relied on for the remainder of the game. Though Golden State showed flashes of a potential comeback, it wasn't until the final few minutes—and after Brooklyn had rebuilt the lead to 10—that they went on their run.
Stephen Curry led the way, scoring 18 in the final quarter to erase the deficit and tie the game. However, despite his last-minute shooting surge, he was unable to complete the comeback, missing the game-tying bucket as the final buzzer sounded. He had 26 total points (8-of-16 from the floor, 6-of-12 from deep) and seven assists.
In addition to big nights from Lopez and Williams, Alan Anderson added 16 points for Brooklyn. He scored the bulk of his in the opening two periods. Newcomer Thaddeus Young added 14, going toe-to-toe with Curry down the stretch and salvaging what appeared to be a broken Brooklyn offense in the fourth quarter's final moments.
Jack scored nine, but had the biggest shot of the night.
On the Warriors end, Andrew Bogut scored a season-high 16 points. However, after playing his best basketball of the year in the opening half, he went silent offensively in the second. Festus Ezeli pitched in 14 points and eight rebounds, leading the bench effort alongside Shaun Livingston, who had 11 points.
The main issue for Golden State, though, was Klay Thompson. The Splash Bro went 3-of-17, missing big shots down the stretch.
Despite the struggles of his backcourt partner, Curry nearly came through. It was a classic fourth quarter from one of the leading MVP candidates, but Brooklyn's early lead and Jack's clutch shot to close the night held off Curry and his crew.