Nuggets look to even series against Warriors
Going into Game two of the Warriors-Nuggets series, Denver will have to slow down at least Steph Curry and Klay Thompson if they wish for a victory.
The Golden State Warriors picked up a 123-107 victory over the Denver Nuggets to clutch the first game of the series, for a 1-0 advantage.
Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic and Will Barton had strong performances, with 24 and 25 points respectively, while Bones Hyland and Monte Morris scored in double-figures, with 10 points each.
However, Denver did struggle defensively, especially in the second half, allowing five Golden State players to score in double-figures.
Jordan Poole shined in Steph Curry’s place
Stephen Curry, who is cleared to play tonight, scored 16 points in 22 minutes off the bench in game one, before Jordan Poole shined as a starter in his place; the 22-year-old scored 30 points on just 13 shot attempts.
Warriors vs. Nuggets Game 2
Nuggets will have to stop Thompson and Curry vs Warriors
The Nuggets will have to decelerate Curry once again, especially given that he may play better than he did in Game one due to the foot injury that kept him away for 12 games of the regular season.
Denver will also have to be careful with Klay Thompson and find a way to stop him from going for all the shots he wants again.
Another solo performance from Jokic or Barton on Monday will not lead the Nuggets to a win over the Warriors, as they will need more contribution from other players, and Monday night will be a big decider of who will win this series.