Nets return home to face Golden State

( - The Brooklyn Nets return to the Barclays Center after an eight-game road trip, but they face a stiff test Monday night in the form of the Golden State Warriors.

Steve Kerr's Warriors complete a six-game eastern swing on Monday. Golden State is 3-2 so far and that record could easily have gone the other way on Sunday.

The Boston Celtics led by 26 points in the first half, but the Warriors rallied to win, 106-101.

Stephen Curry's 37 points fueled the comeback. Klay Thompson tallied 20 points, Harrison Barnes posted 17 points with eight rebounds and Draymond Green added 14 points with 11 rebounds for Golden State.

"I was happy that we showed good poise," said Kerr. "We made stops, we rebounded, we moved the ball. When we do that, we're usually in pretty good shape."

Boston led 65-49 at halftime, but Golden State chipped away at the large deficit, opening the third quarter on an 11-4 run to close the gap to single digits.

The Warriors trailed by 11 entering the fourth and Green started the final frame with a 3-pointer that kicked off a a 12-4 run that he capped with another trey.

Green's tip-in with 3:26 on the clock put Golden State in front, 96-94. Marcus Smart buried a deep 3 with under two minutes to go to give the Celtics a 99-98 lead.

However, the Warriors countered with back-to-back buckets to make it a three- point game. Isaiah Thomas cut that margin to one with a layup and Curry accounted for the final margin with four free throws in the final 10 seconds.

The Warriors return home for three games starting Wednesday.

The Nets went 3-5 on their odyssey, which began Feb. 7 in Washington. Brooklyn closed the trek with a 10-point victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night.

Deron Williams scored 12 of his 25 points in the third quarter to lead the Nets. Williams went 4-of-6 from beyond the arc and pulled down six rebounds for the Nets, who have won four straight in Dallas.

Thaddeus Young tallied 16 points and eight rebounds. Joe Johnson contributed 15 points and eight boards for Brooklyn. Mason Plumlee and Jarrett Jack each scored 14 points, with Plumlee also pulling down 10 boards.

"I thought we played extremely well, and we had a good road trip, and to close out the road trip with a win here in Dallas is just going up in class in terms of the opponent," said Nets coach Lionel Hollins.

The Nets are home for five straight with Charlotte, Phoenix, Utah and New Orleans in town following the Warriors.

The Warriors have won two straight and four of their last five against Brooklyn. The Nets are 3-1 in their previous four as the host in this series.