Post Game Party: Feisty Warriors pass the vibe check, come on strong late to beat Nuggets
Wiseman looks rusty in return, but still very, very big
The Golden State Warriors buried the Denver Nuggets with a strong 3rd quarter, and then held them off with some late heroics for their second consecutive wins. Just a few weeks ago, it was a listless Warriors team that seemed to fold late, but tonight it was Denver (playing their fourth game in five nights that crumbled under the big end of game pressure as they helplessly watched Golden State peel off a 15-2 run to seal the game.
Some huge plays from Curry — who took over in the 3rd quarter:
He had 34 points and 9 rebounds on the evening. Curry was having one of those nights where it wasn’t possible to stop him, and when that force is combined with some willing and able teammates, good things happen all over the place.
But it was the late back-to-back daggers from Poole — finally able to capitalize on the space created by Curry’s gravity that sent people to the exits before the clock ran all the way out tonight:
For those that watched, James Wiseman’s return went pretty much as expected. He looked extremely rusty at times, but also bigger and faster than anyone has a right to be. He’ll play one more game for them this weekend, and it sounds like the presumption is that Wiseman will join the Warriors (along with Draymond Green) early next week.