Game Thread: Now do it in Denver!
Curry "came through well" and will see his minutes ramp up
The Golden State Warriors have racked up two impressive wins, but now the series will shift to the high skies of Denver. For the Nuggets, this is a chance to reset a series that has not gone well for them so far and while no team is throwing away playoff games on purpose, expect to get Denver’s best shot tonight.
On the injury front, Andre Iguodala is probable to return; and Stephen Curry’s leg has “responded well” enough to see a slow increase in his minutes. Though coach Steve Kerr was playing coy, we’ll soon see how close to a full minutes load Curry is.
WHO: Golden State Warriors at Denver Nuggets
WHEN: Thursday, April 21, 2022 // 7:00pm(ish) PDT
Warriors lead series, 2-0
The Jordan (Poole) rules? Really?!
Man, I really hate this so much.
With the Denver Nuggets unable to play any actual defense on the Warriors, their coach is bringing in the goons. I mean sure, use your entire roster; but this sentiment, combined with the coach’s signaling in the clip below bothers me to no end.
As a reminder, the Denver defense is allowing 131.9 points per 100 possessions. That mark would have vastly eclipsed the best offense during the regular season (116.2).
This is like when Mark Jackson told his players to foul the Rockets in order to prevent them from setting some three-point record. Play the game and live with the results, I say. This “rough em up” stuff was supposed to go out with the 90’s.