The Denver Nuggets have managed to even their record following their first 0-3 start in six seasons. Their next opponent also carries a .500 mark into its next game but is coming off a lackluster performance.
The inconsistent Golden State Warriors will try to bounce back from that effort by earning their third win in four matchups with the visiting Nuggets on Saturday night.
Denver was expected to compete with the top teams in the Western Conference but has hardly looked like a contender early in the season. The Nuggets shot a combined 37.8 percent in losses to Philadelphia and Orlando before suffering a last-minute defeat in Miami last Saturday.
Since that loss, they've continued to have few problems scoring, averaging 102.0 points during three consecutive wins. Corey Brewer had 13 of his season-high 20 points in the fourth quarter of a 104-84 drubbing of Utah on Friday while Kenneth Faried and Kosta Koufos each recorded double-doubles.
"He made it a game we could rest our guys...