EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Monta Ellis scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half, and the Golden State Warriors beat the New Jersey Nets 105-89 Wednesday night to snap a four-game losing streak.
Reserve C.J. Watson also scored 18 and former Nets center Mikki Moore had 16 on a series of dunks for the Warriors, who improved to 1-1 on a five-game trip they are playing without coach Don Nelson, who is recovering from pneumonia.
Brook Lopez had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Nets, who were bidding for wins on consecutive nights after winning just once in their first 20 games. Devin Harris added 19 points but shot only 4 of 11, while Courtney Lee scored 15.