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This should be an exciting series to watch. It is filled with exciting players from Stephen Curry to Kenneth Faried. Both teams play a run-and-gun style offense. If you like constant back and forth action, this is the series to watch.
What Denver needs to do to win: First and foremost, contain Stephen Curry. His defender needs to be right up in his grill at all times. Curry recently broke the record for three-pointers made in a season. He won’t think twice about firing if you give him any kind of space. Denver led the league in fast break points per game, averaging over 20. They need to continue to play stingy defense and run the floor off forced turnovers and long rebounds. The Warriors live and die by the three-point shot. The Nuggets need to play active perimeter defense. Slide your feet and keep your hand in the shooter’s face.
What Golden State needs to do to win: Stephen Curry needs to be a stud for Golden State to have a realistic chance. The Nuggets are a much more experienced team. They have to be efficient if they are going to get into a full court battle with the Nuggets. If Golden State doesn’t convert on the fast break opportunities, the Nuggets will handle them. The Warriors also led the league in defensive rebounds per game. They definitely need to continue that trend and limit the Nuggets from getting second chance opportunities. Finally, they need to take care of the ball, especially in the 4th quarter. They have been in a lot of close games this season but their inexperience can sometimes hurt them.
Ty Lawson vs. Stephen Curry: Assuming Lawson guards Curry, he mainly needs to stick with him for three quarters. The Warriors usually roll with a three guard lineup in the 4th quarter that consists of Curry, Jack, and Thompson. In that case, the Nuggets can stick Iguodala on Curry in late game situations. With that said, Curry’s height advantage should give him an advantage over Lawson. He loves to pull up and shoot. With Lawson on him, it will be easy for Curry to see the basket.
Kenneth Faried vs. David Lee:
Both of these guys are animals who do not stay away from the rebounds. David Lee needs to utilize his experience and win this matchup. As the rebounding machine David Lee is, he needs to box out Faried for the rebound at all times. He can take Faried away from the basket when the Nuggets are on defense by spotting up for a jumper. Shooting outside the paint is something Lee is comfortable doing.
Warriors need bench production: The Nuggets are nine guys deep at the very least. The Warriors can’t just depend on their five best players to get the job done. Other guys need to provide answers. That means Harrison Barnes, Andrew Bogut, Carl Landry. Curry won’t be able to drag the team through this series against this rock solid Denver team.
Prediction: Nuggets in Five Games
BEST OF MAXIM
PORTLAND, Ore. — Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry set the record for 3-pointers in the second quarter of the team’s game Wednesday night against the Trail Blazers.
Curry hit number 270 to surpass the Miami Heat’s Ray Allen, the previous holder of the record. Curry finished with 272 for the season.
Please click here to watch this video of Curry making history...
So, Stephen Curry did what we all expected him to do Wednesday night in Portland by breaking Ray Allen’s single-season 3-point record. He eclipsed the mark on his second three midway through the second quarter. He added two more the rest of the night and set the new record at 272. The Hawks were not impressed. For some reason, their Twitter account chimed in with the following...
Going into the last regular season game of the year, Golden State Warrior’s point guard, Stephen Curry, went on a shooting spree to surpass Ray Allen’s single season 269 made 3-point shots. He finally obtained the record in the second quarter of the Golden State/Portland game by nailing his 270th 3-pointer of the year, setting a new NBA single season record. Though...
Golden State's Stephen Curry set a record for 3-pointers in a season when he hit his 270th in the second quarter of the Warriors' game Wednesday night against the Trail Blazers.
The shot with 6:49 left in the half put Curry in front of Ray Allen's mark of 269 set in 2005-06.
He made 16 3-pointers in the previous two games to close within one of Allen's record set...
Stephen Curry set a NBA single-season record for 3-pointers with
272 and the Golden State Warriors defeated the Portland Trail
Blazers 99-88 on Wednesday in the season finale for both teams.
Curbing Stephen Curry and his three-point prowess is job No. 1 for the Denver Nuggets.
Curry leads the Golden State Warriors into the Pepsi Center for a first-round series starting Saturday that many consider the marquee matchup of the first round because it pits two exciting, high-octane teams that love to run.
Might as well dust off the old red, white and blue basketball from...
An already uphill battle just got tougher.
The playoffs are coming, which means NBA fans will be bombarded with talk about LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant. And with good reason. April, May and June are when true stars shine and pretend ones fade, and all three of those bona fide superstars have experience with both triumph and failure.
It takes more than one player to win a championship, however, and even James...
MY WINNER WITH ANDRE
After a Stephen Curry three-pointer with 14.5 seconds remaining in Game 1 of the Golden State Warriors-Denver Nuggets quarterfinals matchup on Saturday, Andre Miller, crafty veteran point guard of the Nuggets, took Golden State’s rookie, Draymond Green, to the rack and finished with the game-winner. The shot went in with 1.3 seconds remaining, but the [...]The post Andre Miller’s...
Stephen Curry did whatever that he could to help the Golden State Warriors steal Game One of their playoff series from the Denver Nuggets.
Playing on the Nuggets homecourt, Curry hit a dramatic game-tying three-pointer with just a few ticks left on the clock.
It was not enough to force overtime as the Nuggets relied on Andre Miller to drive into the paint and layup the game-winner...
Golden State at Denver
This might be the first round series I am looking the most forward to watching. The Nuggets with their style of play and killer home numbers makes them the most intriguing team in this whole field. I didn’t get a ton of chances to just sink right into a lot of their games during the regular season and cant wait to do so now that the playoffs have started...