Bay Area Buzz 11/14: Warriors Win, Sharks Win, 49ers & Raiders Injuries


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Warriors Win

"Five players scored in double figures and the Warriors committed 11 turnovers, a season low, in a 107-99 win over the Nets before a sellout crowd (19,596) Thursday night at Oracle Arena.Guard Klay Thompson led all scorers with 25 points, followed by Draymond Green with 17 Stephen Curry with 15, Harrison Barnes with 12 and Andrew Bogut with 11.The victory snapped a brief two-game loss streak for the Warriors, who moved to 6-2. The Nets, led by 23 points from ex-Warrior Jarrett Jack, fell to 4-4.Despite an experienced roster that played Wednesday night in Phoenix, Brooklyn hung around even though it trailed the entire second half.But the Warriors answered every Nets run with one of their own and outlasted the veterans.Badgered by turnovers all season, the Warriors committed only three while taking a lead in the first half. No single player committed more than two."

Monte Poole, CSN Bay Area

Sharks Win

"Joe Thornton and Tyler Kennedy scored and Antti Niemi was sensational in net as the Sharks beat the Lightning at Amalie Arena on Thursday night, 2-1.The Sharks snapped a modest two-game losing streak while giving the Lightning, who entered as the top team in the Eastern Conference, their first regulation loss since Oct. 25 (6-0-1).San Jose (9-7-2) improved to 2-2 on a seven-game road trip."

Kevin Kurz, CSN Bay Area

49ers Injury Updates

"Linebacker Chris Borland and running back Frank Gore returned to full practice for the 49ers on Thursday.Borland was limited in Wednesday’s work due to a shoulder injury. Gore was limited with a hip condition, lingering from the 49ers’ loss two weeks ago to the St. Louis Rams.Cornerback Tramaine Brock (hamstring), nickel back Jimmie Ward (foot), nose tackle Ian Williams (fractured fibula) and wide receiver Bruce Ellington (ankle sprain) will not play Sunday against the New York Giants.Linebacker Dan Skuta (ankle) took part in limited practice, but might not be available, either."

Matt Maiocco, CSN Bay Area

Raiders Injury Updates

"TJ Carrie suffered an ankle injury during a Nov. 2 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, but the rookie cornerback returned to finish the game. He started practicing the next week, fell into worse shape and was eventually held out of the next game against Denver.He returned to work on Wednesday, but was back on the shelf during Thursday’s practice. It was conducted on artificial turn after a night’s rain, which had an impact on his absence.…Cornerback DJ Hayden was able to return after missing Wednesday’s work with a groin strain. He was limited on Thursday.…— Right tackle Menelik Watson was back at practice on Thursday. He’s been cleared to practice and play.— Defensive end Justin Tuck missed his second straight practice with a neck injury. Sparano said he wasn’t concerned about the injury on Wedensday.— Sparano didn’t have a timetable for when cornerback Carlos Rogers would return from a knee strain. He’s missed two straight games with injury."

Scott Bair, CSN Bay Area