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Published: Sat, December 24, 2016
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Draymond Green to miss Warriors game due to birth of his son

Draymond Green to miss Warriors game due to birth of his son

Congrats, Draymond Green! The Golden State Warriors player just welcomed a baby on December 22, but now fans are wondering... when will he get back on the court? Start with some lackluster defense, specifically in the paint (but also along the three point arc).

The Nets turned the ball over 16 times in the second half and shot just 4-of-15 from 3-point after shooting 9-of-20 in the first half. Bojan Bogdanovich and Brook Lopez each had 10 points, knocking down two three-pointers a piece. The Warriors and Nets looked like they switched bodies before the game then once more at halftime.

The Warriors, playing without Draymond Green but still well-stocked with three more All-Stars in Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and Klay Thompson, fell behind to the Nets in the first half by 16 points. The Pacers pulled within four late in the game, but were unable to catch the Celtics down the stretch. The Nets committed 26 turnovers leading to 32 Golden State points, including 18 for 25 in the second half alone. Now in the midst of a three-game losing streak that includes a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, the worst team in the Eastern Conference, Brooklyn hosts the Golden State Warriors tonight, one of the league's best franchises.

"Transition defense was terrible in the first half", Kerr said.

On Thursday, the Warriors rallied from a 65-49 first half deficit to beat the Nets at the Barclays Center.

Nets coach Kenny Atkinson was asked his reaction when he saw the schedule had given his team the Golden State-Cleveland back-to-back.

The third quarter, Brooklyn's greatest nemesis, came back out on Thursday and Brook Lopez was once again on the wrong end of a posterizing dunk, this time by Kevin Durant.

Golden State's Zaza Pachulia contributed 15 points and 14 rebounds. The Warriors went on a 10-0 run right out of the gate, 21-5 extended run that tied the game up for Golden State seven minutes into the second half. Sean Kilpatrick had a solid roll with 14 points, while Hollis-Jefferson scored 13 points adding six rebounds off the bench.

Well the Warriors have just been phenomenal on both sides of the ball. The Nets will need to hit open shots tonight if they want any chance of defeating the champs.

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