Mark Jackson looked around Barclays Center and saw friends, family and familiar faces from a lifetime of New York basketball.
What he saw on the court was pretty special, too.
David Lee had 30 points and 15 rebounds, Stephen Curry scored 28 points, and the Golden State Warriors gave their coach a winning return to Brooklyn by beating the Nets 109-102 on Friday night.
''Good to be home,'' Jackson said, ''and it's even better to leave out of here with a victory.''
Lee scored six straight points to break open a tie game midway through the fourth quarter, and Curry had 21 in the second half for the Warriors, who won for the fifth time in six games.
Golden State improved to 2-0 on its season-high, seven-game road trip against Eastern Conference opponents, a game played not far from where Jackson became a New York City star.
Jackson's mother and sister were in the crowd, and he said he even recognized people working in the arena who worked at Madison Square Garden when he played the...