Game Preview: Warriors at Nuggets – 2/2/23

After splitting the primary two games of their street trip, the Warriors will shut it out on Thursday with a visit to the Mile High City. The Dubs have gone 5-5 when enjoying on the back finish of a back-to-back, most just lately successful at Cleveland with an especially shorthanded roster final month. They’ll look to repeat that magic in opposition to a Nuggets team that owns the second best document in the NBA. This would be the second of 4 Golden State-Denver matchups this season, as the Nuggets took the first, 128-123, despite the Dubs making a furious second half comeback attempt again in October.

Warriors at Nuggets
Thursday, February 2 | Tipoff: 6 p.m.
WATCH: NBC Sports Bay Area (local); League Pass (non-local)
LISTEN: 95.7 The Game, Warriors Mobile App and Warriors Radio Network

The Minnesota Timberwolves overcame a 14-point fourth quarter deficit to beat the Warriors 119-114 on Wednesday night. Stephen Curry scored a team-high 29 points and Draymond Green recorded a double-double, tallying 10 points and 12 rebounds. » Full Game Recap

Golden State Warriors Highlights vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

GSW DEN 26-25 35-16 7th in West 1st in West PTS: (3rd) PTS: 116.6 (6th) REB: 44.4 (10th) REB: 42.8 (17th) AST: 29.5 (1st) AST: 28.6 (2nd)

GSW: Stephen Curry, Jordan Poole, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green
DEN: Jamal Murray, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Michael Porter Jr., Aaron Gordon and Nikola Jokic

GSW: Andre Iguodala (right hip soreness) is out. Team Notes
DEN: Collin Gillespie (right decrease leg fracture) and Jack White (left adductor strain) are out. Aaron Gordon (sprained left ankle) is questionable. Team Notes

Seven Warriors scored in double figures on Wednesday, together with all 5 of the staff’s starters. It was just the fourth recreation all season that the entire beginning lineup recorded 10-plus factors. Stephen Curry was the only Warrior to score greater than 18 factors in the recreation, recording a team-high 29 factors. Jordan Poole added 18 factors, and has now scored no much less than 15 points in 17 of his last 18 video games. Andrew Wiggins (16 points), Klay Thompson (14 points) and Draymond Green (10 points) rounded out the beginning five, while Jonathan Kuminga and Kevon Looney each added 10 factors off the bench.

GSW DEN PTS: Curry (29.7) PTS: Jokic (25.1) REB: Looney (8.6) REB: Jokic (11.1) AST: D. Green (6.8) AST: Jokic (10.0)

The Nuggets sit atop the Western Conference with a 35-16 record, and Denver has been especially dangerous at home this season with a league-high 23 wins on their home court docket this season. At the center, literally, of Denver’s success this season is Nikola Jokic. The two-time reigining NBA MVP is averaging a triple-double on the season, and he leads the NBA with 16 such triple-doubles on the season, with Denver winning each of those video games this season, including the Oct. 21 recreation at Chase Center by which he had 26 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Jokic is 16th in the league in scoring (25.1 ppg), second in assists (10.0 apg) and sixth in rebounding (11.1 rpg). Jokic leads the NBA’s best offense (117.4 factors per 100 possessions), and he is gotten assist this season from level guard Jamal Murray. After missing all of last season with a knee harm, Murray has returned and looks to be at full energy. He’s scored at least 16 factors in 13 straight video games, and Denver is 11-1 this season when he scores no less than 25 points. Aaron Gordon’s athletic capability compliments the playmaking of Jokic and Murray, and Michael Porter is capturing higher than 40 % on 3-pointers. Denver’s mixture of veteran and youth has them with seven players averaging double figures in scoring, so the Dubs will definitely have their palms full within the finale of a three-game, four-day road trip.

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