The Brooklyn Nets will play host to the Golden State Warriors this Thursday. The Warriors just got destroyed in the Big Apple, but can they rebound right away? Or, will the Nets extend their win streak by dominating the reigning champs?

Catch this game live on Thursday, December 22, at 8:30 AM, Manila time

Away: Golden State Warriors (15-17/3-15 Away)

Projected Starting Five:

  • PG: Jordan Poole
  • SG: Moses Moody
  • SF:  Anthony Lamb
  • PF: Draymond Green
  • C: Kevon Looney

The Warriors got embarrassed Wednesday in the Big Apple by the New York Knicks in a 132-94 loss. Golden State is just a lesser team when it is playing without Stephen Curry, who will continue to miss games due to a shoulder injury. Not only that but the Warriors will also not have Klay Thompson for the Brooklyn game due to load management. Andrew Wiggins is doubtful to play as well. 

That will leave the Warriors relying on offense mostly on Moses Moody, Jordan Poole, and Jonathan Kuminga. Poole led the Warriors with 26 points in the loss to New York, while Moody and Kuminga scored 11 and 13 points, respectively. While the Warriors will be missing their big guns this Thursday, they will go from dealing with New York’s stout defense to a Nets defense that has allowed 117.2 points in Brooklyn’s last five games.

The Warriors are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games after a loss.

Home: Brooklyn Nets (19-12/10-5 Home)

Projected Starting Five:

  • PG: Kyrie Irving
  • SG: Royce O’Neale
  • SF: Kevin Durant
  • PF: Ben Simmons
  • C: Nic Claxton

The Nets are clicking on offense, which has made them incredibly hard to stop of late. Brooklyn has won all its last six games and is 10-1 straight up in its last 11 outings. The last time they saw action, the Nets beat the Detroit Pistons to finish a four-game road trip undefeated last Monday. 

Durant laid waste to Detroit’s defense with a 43-point performance, while Kyrie Irving dropped 38 points. There’s no available two-man configuration over at the side of the Warriors that can even come close to the level of the Nets’ duo of Durant and Irving in terms of offense. Over their last six games, the Nets averaged 122.2 points on 54.5 FG% and 38.6 3FG%.

The Over is 5-0 in the Nets’ last five games overall.


Spread: The Warriors (+11.5) cover the spread.

Over/Under: The total (224.5) hits the Over.