Jack's jumper gives Nets 110-108 win over Curry, Warriors
NEW YORK (AP) There was no stopping Stephen Curry down the stretch, so Jarrett Jack shot over him.
Jack made a tiebreaking jumper with 1.1 seconds left and the Brooklyn Nets overcame Curry's stirring fourth-quarter comeback attempt to beat the Golden State Warriors 110-108 on Monday night.
Curry, in a breathtaking flurry of outside shooting, brought the Warriors back from 10 points down with under 4 minutes left to tie it. But he couldn't get a final shot off after Jack's jumper over his outstretched arms.
"It's all about being ready," Jack said. "I didn't have a huge game shooting the ball. I think chasing Steph around probably had a big, big reason to do with that. But it's always staying ready."
Curry finished with 26 points, 18 in the final period, when he had opposing fans chanting "MVP!" and gasping every time he rose to shoot. Jack, however, calmly ran the clock down and hit the shot to beat his former team as the Nets won their first game at home since Feb. 6.
"That's what he does. He makes big shots," Curry said. "I played the best defense I could on that possession, contested it and made him alter just a little bit, and he still knocked it down."
Brook Lopez had 26 points and Deron Williams 22 for the Nets.
Andrew Bogut scored 16 for Golden State, but Klay Thompson shot 3 for 17. He was 1 of 9 on 3-pointers and finished with seven points.
Alan Anderson scored 16 for the Nets, who had played eight in a row on the road since beating New York at Barclays Center on Feb. 6, a 24-day stretch between home games that ranked as the longest in franchise history.
Now the Warriors can't wait to get home, ending their six-game trip and a stretch of 10 road games out of 11.
A night after overcoming a 26-point deficit to beat Boston, the Warriors looked as though they longed for their own beds for most of this one. Curry was only 1 of 6 for five points by the final minute of the third, but his 3-pointer with 11 seconds left in the period set him up for his big fourth.
"Steph was amazing down the stretch. For a guy who didn't do that much in the first half, got in foul trouble, he didn't look like he had his legs and then to just explode like he did was just remarkable," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "He gave us a chance to win."
On the same floor where he won last month's 3-point contest at All-Star weekend, Curry made four 3s in the fourth. The Warriors got the ball to him going toward the rim on an inbounds after Jack's basket, but he couldn't get a shot up before the buzzer.
Lopez said the Nets thought the Warriors would go for a 3-pointer on the final possession.
"Lots of capable guys in that situation, lots of guys we had to look out for, and we played it well," he said.
Williams' basket made it 106-96 with 4 minutes left and the Warriors looked about finished. Curry then made a 3 and, after Jack's jumper, nailed two in a row from behind the arc to cut it to 108-105. He missed another that would have tied it drawing a stunned response around the arena but tied it at 108 on a jumper with 1:09 to play.
Bogut threw the ball away trying to get it to Curry, giving possession to the Nets. That set up the jumper by Jack, who also hit one here to beat the Clippers on Feb. 2.
Thaddeus Young, playing his first home game for the Nets since being acquired for Kevin Garnett at the trade deadline, scored 14 points.
Warriors: Reserve G Leandro Barbosa remained at the hotel because of a viral respiratory infection.
Nets: Brooklyn held a moment of silence before the game for ironworker Peter Zepf, who died last Tuesday in an accident while helping install a green roof at Barclays Center. ... The Nets opened a five-game homestand, their longest since hosting seven in a row during the 2010-11 season.
The Nets were shooting an NBA-best 49.7 percent in first quarters coming into the game. Then they went 16 of 22 (72.7 percent) in opening a 33-23 lead.
Warriors: Host Milwaukee on Wednesday.
Nets: Host Charlotte on Wednesday.