The Knicks have lost five straight since a season-opening win, though they have fallen to contenders such as Golden State, the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks. "Exactly what it feels like", Durant said. Trey Burke added 15 points, and Damyean Dotson finished with 12 points.
Carmelo Anthony started in Harden's absence and scored 24 points on eight for 16 shooting.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 15 points and 12 rebounds in just 23 minutes, Ersan Ilyasova added 16 points off the bench as Milwaukee beat Minnesota 125-95. Curry is shooting 52.7 percent (39 of 74) from 3-point range, and if he gets at least five Sunday, he will break the record he shares with George McCloud (1995) for the most consecutive games with at least five 3-pointers. With seven three-pointers, he eclipsed George McCloud (1995-96 season) for an NBA-record seven consecutive games with at least five threes. He had 10 points in a 12-4 spurt that turned a six-point deficit into a 93-91 lead with 8:16 to play, and then followed Burke's 3-pointer that gave NY its last lead with five straight points.
"We're still working on establishing ourselves as a team, what works for us as a team - defending hard, rebounding the ball", McMillan said.
"I just saw that look of, 'All right, we've done enough tonight".
Holiday made two free throws to reduce the Nets' lead to 115-114 with 21.9 seconds left.
"It was all my fault", Russell said. We focused 47 minutes and 36 seconds, and that other 20-some-odd seconds we wasn't focused.
It was unclear what happened with the volatile center, who was sitting in street clothes on the Golden State bench not far from where Curry had made a 3-pointer on a shot where it appeared he may have also drawn contact. Dotson, Vonleh and Robinson started for the first time this season. Furthermore, the overall defense has been inconsistent as they are giving up an average of 108.0 points per game.
The two-time defending National Basketball Association champion Warriors have won five of six to open the season.
In one stretch at the end of the third quarter, McKinnie hit a three with pressure in his face.