Warriors second-half rally falls short lose to Nuggets 128-123

Denver Nuggets guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, right, passes the ball while defended by Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) in first half action at Chase Center in San Francisco on Fri Oct 21, 2022 (AP News photo)

By Jerry Feitelberg

The Golden State Warriors hosted the Denver Nuggets at the Chase Center Friday night. The Warriors opened the season with a win of the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. Denver lost its opener against the Utah Jazz Wednesday night. The Warriors just couldn’t hold on Friday night and were defeated by the Nuggets 128-123.

The Nuggets’ coach, Mike Malone, wanted his team to get on track by beating the Warriors. With two-time NBA MVP Nikola Jokic pacing the attack, the Nuggets had the firepower to upset the Warriors apple cart. The Warriors have one of the top defenses in the NBA.

Would they be able to stop the Nuggets’ firepower? The Nuggets answered the question in the first half of the game. After a high-scoring and hotly-contested first period, the Nuggets poured in 40 points in the first 12 minutes of the game to lead 40-34.

Denver led 30-29 when they went on a 10-5 run to finish the quarter leading by six. The Nuggets, not known for great defense, held the Warriors to 18 points in the second period to finish the first half leading 70-52.

Jokic paced the Nuggets attack with 14 points. Michael Porter, Jr. had 11. Stephen Curry had 13, and Andrew Wiggins ten for Golden State. The Warriors knew they had to catch fire in the second half if they were to get the win. They played hard. They won the second half 71-58 but could not catch Denver as they lost their first game of the season 128-123.

The game was decided in the second quarter. The Warriors second unit was not effective on defense, and the offense was nothing there. The Nuggets bottled up Jordan Poole. Poole scored two points in the first half. Warriors coach Steve Kerr could not insert Klay Thompson into the game as he is limited to about 20 minutes of playing time.

The other bench players added just 15 points. Denver’s bench tallied 26. Denver shot 59% from the floor and made eight threes in 14 tries. The Warriors shot 47% from the floor but made five threes in 22 attempts. 

The Warriors knew they would have to be at the top of their game in the third quarter. Denver increased the lead to twenty before the Warriors started their comeback. They clawed back to a seven-point deficit 86-79. The Warriors started making threes.

Klay Thompson made two, and Wiggins and Draymond Green each had one. Denver refused to wilt. They finished the third quarter leading 98-88. With the first unit on the floor, the Warriors made shots. Unfortunately for them, Denver made them, too.

Curry knocked down a three, and JaMychal Green followed with a two-point bucket to close within six points, 111-105, with more than four minutes left to play. Jokic kept attacking the Warrior defense.

The big guy made a bucket and was fouled. He converted the free throw, and Denver led 116-108. Curry answered with a three. Denver scored the next five points to lead by ten, 121-111. Curry hit another three, and Poole scored two to trail by five. Denver scored to lead 123-116. The Warriors trailed 124-121 after Draymond Green made a basket.

There was hope. Was there enough time? Poole made a huge play by stealing an inbound pass and scoring to bring the Warriors within a single point, 124-123. Denver went ahead 126-123 with 13 seconds left. Denver scored the last four points of the night to win 128-123. 

Game Notes and Stats: With the loss, the Warriors are 1-1. Denver is also 1-1. 

The Warriors won the second half 71-58. Their offense came alive, but Denver had just enough offense in the second half to get the win. 

The Warriors had five players in double figures Friday night. Curry led the team with 34. Curry made five three. Wiggins had 23, Thompson 16, Draymond Green 13, and James Wiseman 11. Poole was held to seven points. Poole did record seven assists. The team shot 47% from the floor. The Warriors made ten threes in 22 tries in the second half. They were 15 for 44 for the night. 

The Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic had a triple-trouble. Jokic had 26 points, 12 rebounds, and ten assists. Bruce Brown had 20, Kentavius Caldwell-Pope and Michael Porter, Jr. each had 17 points. Pope made three threes, and Porter connected five times. Bones Hyland had 14, Aaron Gordon ten, and Jeff Gordon ten.

The Warriors have 123 points in both games played so far. One game they one, one game they lost.

The Warriors host the Sacramento Kings Sunday night at the Chase Center. The game starts at 5:30 pm.

The Warriors start the new season with a win over the Los Angeles Lakers 123-109

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left defends against the Golden State Warriors guard Donte DiVincenzo, right on Tue Oct 18, 2022 at the Chase Center in San Francisco (AP News photo)

By Jerry Feitelberg

The Golden State Warriors started the season with a resounding win over the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night at the Chase Center. The final score was 123-109. The Warriors want to win their fifth championship in nine years. They lost four or five key players after the season ended. The Warriors added Donte DiVincenzo and JaMychal Green to go along with James Wiseman, Jonathan Kuminga, and Moses Moody. 

The Warriors gave out their championship rings to the players before the start of the game. NBA commissioner Adam Silver was in the house to congratulate the players. The game was on TNT, and TNT had Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley, and Ernie Johnson doing commentary.

The Warriors had guard Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Andrew Wiggins, and Kevon Looney on the court to start the contest. The Lakers started LeBron James James, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, Patrick Beverly, and Lonnie Walker.

The first quarter started slowly. As it was the first game of the year, both teams were slow to get things going. The Warriors finished the quarter leading 25-22. Things heated up in the second period. The Warriors outscored the Lakers 34-30 to finish the first half with a 59-52 lead.

The Warriors were up by 11, but LeBron James made two buckets to cut the deficit to seven. Curry paced the Warriors with 16 points. Jordan Poole, leading the second unit, added ten. Anthony Davis had 15 for LA. LeBron added 14 and Westbrook 11.

As they have done so many times in the past, the Warriors dominated the third quarter. Thompson led the way as he tallied nine points early in the period. With the score 66-58, the Warriors went on a 25-4 run to lead 91-64. The Lakers fought back and made it a 91-71 game at the end of three. The Warriors outscored the Lakers 32-19

Los Angeles went on a 22-9 run in the fourth quarter. They trailed by 13 100-87. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr called a timeout so that the Warriors could regroup. Curry and Wiggins led the offensive surge to put the game out of reach.

Wiggins made three threes, and Curry had a three, a deuce, and a four-point play to put the game away. The score was 121-104 with 1:52 left to play. Kerr allowed the bench players to finish out the game.

The Warriors played well on both ends of the court. They continued to shine on defense. They showed the NBA that they have a powerful offensive juggernaut. The fans went home happy, but was Kerr satisfied with his team’s effort? Coaches always say players have to improve.

Game Notes and Stats: The Warriors’ offensive stars were Curry, Wiggins,Thompson, and Poole. Curry finished with 33 points. Curry knocked down four three in 13 attempts. A couple of the threes came in the fourth quarter when the Lakers made a comeback.

Thompson, playing just 19 minutes, finished with a18 points. Thompson knocked down two threes. Wiggins had 20, and Poole had 12. Warrior bench players contributed too James Wiseman, JaMychal Green, and Donte DiVincenzo each had eight points. JaMychal Green and Wiseman each pulled down seven boards.

The Lakers had four players in double figures. LeBron paced the Lakers’ attack with 31 points and 14 rebounds. Davis had 27 points and six boards. Russell Westbrook had a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Kendrick Nunn added 13. The Lakers’ bench did not produce much Tuesday night.

The Warriors play Friday night again when they host the Denver Nuggets. The game will start at 7 pm at the Chase Center.

Warriors lose final preseason game to Denver Nuggets 119-112

The Golden State Warriors Patrick Baldwin Jr (7) takes aim against the Denver Nuggets at the Chase Center in San Francisco Fri Oct 14, 2022 (@warriors photo)

By Jerry Feitelberg

The Golden State Warriors hosted the Denver Nuggets at the Chase Center Friday night and ended their pre season with a 119-112 loss to the Nuggets.

The Warriors were playing the fifth and final preseason game before the start of the 2022-2023 season. The Warriors, who won their fourth NBA title in the last eight seasons, will face the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night as they seek to win another crown.

Both teams had their projected starters on the floor to start the game. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Kevon Looney, and Andrew Wiggins did not play last Monday night against Portland.

The starting five had to go against Denver’s big man Nikola Jokic, a two-time NBA MVP, Aaron Gordon, Bruce Brown, Michael Porter, Jr., and Kentavius Caldwell-Pope. Jamal Murray, who missed most of last season with an injury, was not scheduled to play Friday night.

The Warriors did not play Moses Moody or JaMychal Green. Thompson did not play in the first four preseason games and was penciled in to play the first half.

The Warrior’s coaching staff wanted to see how Thompson, James Wiseman, and Jonathan Kuminga would do against the first string of the Denver Nuggets.

Both teams played well in the first quarter. Denver finished with a four-point lead, 32-28, after the first 12 minutes. Thompson knew he would shoot whenever he had his hands on the ball. The Warrior’s tried to get him open so he could take the shots. Thompson finished the first half with 17 points and made four threes.

The Warrior’s won the second quarter 36 -24 to finish the first half leading 64-56. The team played well. Kuminga and Wiseman did the bulk of the scoring for the Warriors. Curry, Jordan Poole, and Wiggins let Klay, Kuminga, and Wiseman carry the load. The Warriors led 64-56 after 24 minutes of play.

The third quarter was a different story. The Warrior’s increased the lead to 11. Denver, behind the play of Nikola Jokic, went on a 24-9 run to lead 83-78. The Warrior’s narrowed the gap to two, 86-84. Denver then went on a 10-0 run to lead 98-84. The Nuggets outscored the Warrior’s 42-20 in the third.

The Warriors let players fighting for a job on the team play the fourth quarter. The Warrior’s had Patrick Balwin, Jr, Ryan Rollins, Pat Spencer, Jerome Robinson, and Kuninga try to get the Warrior’s back in the game. The young players fought back and went on a 15-3 run to make it a seven-point deficit. The Nuggets did not fold as they cruised to the win.

Thompson, Kuminga, Wiseman, and Curry were all in double-figures. Jokic paced the Denver attack. The two teams meet again next Friday. This time the game will count. The Nuggets want to beat the Warrior’s as they lost to Golden State in the playoffs.

The Warriors will raise their championship banner before the start of the game with the Lakers Tuesday night. The players will receive their championship rings, too. The game will start at 7 pm.

Golden State Warriors podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Green trying to make practice perfect; Green makes first appearance since last week

Draymond Green addresses the media on Sat Oct 8, 2022 at the Chase Center in San Francisco. Green made a his first appearance at a team practice Thu Oct 13, 2022 and will be in the line up against the Denver Nuggets Fri Oct 14, 2022 for a pre season game (AP News photo)

On the Warrior podcast with Jerry:

#1 Golden State Warrior Draymond Green appeared in today’s practice his first appearance since he punched teammate Jordan Poole. Green had not been suspended and this was just a cooling off period and he is expected to be in the line up on Friday night against the Denver Nuggets.

#2 Jerry, was this a matter of Green getting a slap on the wrist and getting off lightly or is this a matter of Green coming back business as usual and things have pretty much calmed down.

#3 Warrior head coach said that this is the biggest crisis he’s had since he’s been coaching the team and he emphasized the team was not perfect.

#4 Green agreed to spend some time away from the club and Green and the Warriors agreed that one week was good enough. If Green was suspended he would have possibly not returned and if he voiced his disapproval on his podcasts the Warriors may not have wanted him back.

#5 The Warriors host the Denver Nuggets Friday night at Chase Center can the Warriors focus and will they be better for it with Green’s return or will they’ll be a certain amount of dissension between Green and his teammates over what happened?

Join Jerry for the Warrior podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com Thursdays

Warriors head into second round playoff beating Denver 102-98 at Chase

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) is defended by Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23), Andrew Wiggins, left, and Kevon Looney (5) during the first half of Game 5 at the Chase Center in San Francisco on Wed Apr 26, 2022 (AP News photo)

Warriors Head Into the Second Round of Playoffs Beating Denver 102-98

By Barbara Mason

The Golden State Warriors were primed and ready to put an end to the first round of the playoffs at the expense of the Denver Nuggets 102-98. Leading the series 3-1 the Warriors closed this out at Chase Center tonight. The Nuggets were playing for their playoff lives.

The starting lineup for Golden State included Stephen Curry for the first time since he was sidelined at the end of the season. Draymond Green, Andrew Wiggins, Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole round out the starting lineup.The Warriors were focused on the slow footed Nuggets namely Nikola Jokic and DeMarcus Cousins.

Game 5 recap: As the first quarter came to an end the Warriors held a 30-25 lead. Nikola Jokic finished the first quarter three of eight with six points which was a win for the Warriors. Aaron Gordon was having a great start with 12 points to start the game and the Warriors would have to contain him somehow.

Curry had eight points to start the game and Wiggins, Poole and Thompson had six points apiece.

The Warriors ball movement to start the second quarter was keeping the Nuggets off balance. Poole was having a far better game than Game four shooting at 50% through the first and into the early minutes of the second. Mid-way through the quarter it was Denver’s Gordon that was keeping the Nuggets in the game. So far Jokic had not even factored in this game.

With under two minutes left in the half, the Nuggets took their first lead since early in the first quarter 46-45. The Nugget defense had gotten the Warriors off their game and Golden State was struggling offensively.

It was tied at 48-48 after two quarters of less than optimal basketball. In reality both teams struggled offensively in the first half and it was downright ugly at times. Denver and Golden State were shooting at 40%. Whichever team could get on track offensively would win this game. Close out games are never easy. The Nuggets dictated the pace of this game and the Warriors needed to disrupt this in the second half.

It was a slow start in the third quarter for the Warriors and Golden State was in deep trouble trailing by ten points. The Nuggets were executing their game plan to perfection and continued to dictate play. In the middle of the quarter the tables turned and the Warriors went on an 11-2 run and trailed the Nuggets by a single point 68-67.

Jokic had to sit out because of foul trouble and the Warriors were trying to take full advantage with him on the bench. As the third quarter came to an end the Nuggets had repelled the Warriors run and taken a 78-70 lead.

DeMarcus Cousins made a whole lot of noise in the fourth quarter. With Jokic on the bench to start the final quarter Cousins came in late in the third quarter and scored 19 points in 13 minutes. With 7:43 left in the game Jokic had five fouls.

The Chase crowd that had been relatively quiet for most of the game came to life in the final six minutes of this game with the Warriors leading 88-84. With two minutes left in the game the score was tied at 90.

The Nuggets would throw the ball away and Golden State would cash in courtesy of who else Steph Curry with a two point shot. It was crunch time at Chase. At 1:06 Gary Payton II hit a three and Curry the closer followed it up with a two point shot and the 99-94 lead.

Curry would hit three free throws for a final of 102-98. It was on to the second round of the playoffs, the Warriors the first in the Western Conference to advance . They will now get some much needed rest

“It’s the best time of year. I love this time of the year. It’s what we all go for. It’s physical, the referees let you bump a little more and that’s right in my wheel house,” said Green after the game. He finished with 11 points and quarterbacked his team to the win. “People are watching all over world and I cherish that and am looking forward to going on to the next round,” said Green.

Curry finished with 30 points. Gary Payton II was a huge part of this win with 15 points off the bench hitting a 27-foot three point jumper with 1-06 left in the game.

The Warriors await either Memphis or Minnesota and we can only hope for a seven game series in that one.

Golden State Warriors podcast with David Zizmor: Warriors with a great chance to put it away tonight at Chase Center

In first half action in game four the Golden State guard Warriors Stephen Curry drives the lane against the Denver Nuggets guard Austin Rivers on Sun Apr 24, 2022 at Ball Arena in Denver (AP News photo)

On the Warriors podcast with David:

#1 David, the Golden State Warriors take a 3-1 lead going into game five tonight at Ball Arena in Denver. The Nuggets lead from start to finish in game four in last Sunday’s game. The Nuggets came away with a five point 126-121 win.

#2 The Warriors for much of the season have depended on Stephen Curry but since Curry ended the season with a foot injury Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins had stepped up and sealed some key games.

#3 The Warriors can close up this series tonight at Chase Center in game five with the Warriors up 3-1. The Nuggets have had a tough time trying to win games on the Warriors home floor.

Join David through out the Warriors post season for the Warriors podcasts Wednesdays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Golden State Warriors podcast with Barbara Mason: Nuggets get a reprieve defeat Warriors by five 126-121 in game four

The Golden State Warriors Andrew Wiggins (left) reaches up to try and defend the Denver Nuggets Nikola Jokic (right) in game 4 of the NBA Playoffs at the Ball Center in Denver on Sun Apr 24, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Warriors podcast:

#1 The Denver Nuggets had to the home floor and pretty much stayed ahead of Golden State in the first half but this is a Warriors team you could never count out.

#2 In that first half the Nuggets defense seemed to have something on Warriors top scorers Jordan Poole, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry keeping them off balance on their shots with some improved defense.

#3 The Nuggets held the lead in both halves and got offensive help from Nikola Jokic who led with 37 points, Monte Morris 24 points, and Aaron Gordon 21 points.

#4 Jokic is one of the tougher Nuggets to defend he and his teammates will need that same kind of energy they had in game four to stay alive in game five but facing players like Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Jordan Poole on offense will be another big test.

#5 Wednesday night will be game #5 with the Warriors up four games to one, can Warrior head coach Steve Kerr might think “no pressure” going into what could be the Nuggets last game of the season in Denver?

Join Barbara for the Golden State Warriors playoff podcasts each Monday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Warriors Suffer Crushing Loss to Denver 126-121

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, is defended by the Golden State Warriors center Kevon Looney, center, and forward Draymond Green at the Ball Arena in Denver during game 4 of the NBA Playoffs (AP News photo)

Warriors Suffer Crushing Loss to Denver 126-121

By Barbara Mason

The Golden State Warriors led their series against the Denver Nuggets 3-0. This afternoon the Warriors tried to finish off Denver to win the series. While this was not a critical game for Golden State a win would give the team considerable time to rest and heal.

More time for Stephen Curry especially and Jordan Poole who has been nursing his shooting wrist at times. It’s a given that extra time off would be of great benefit for the entire team.

This was the last chance for the Nuggets so you can bet they would be playing their A-game in Game Four. For Denver it was win or go home. Win they did as they had the lead throughout the game no doubt they’re best game against Golden State in a 126-121.

The Nuggets won the first quarter 26-21 and went on to win the second quarter 37-31 leading at the half 63-52. Nikola Jokic had a great first quarter but cooled off a bit in the second. He still had twenty plus points in the first half.

When Jokic gets into a rhythm it can spell disaster for any team. He would finish the first three quarters with 33 points.

With under three minutes left in the game the Warriors were down by one point 117-116. This became a wild game after a horribly slow three quarters from Golden State.

With 1:47 left Curry tied the game at 119 with a three points play, a basket and free throw. The Nuggets would turn the ball over and Curry would give the Warriors the lead 121-119. Jokic would come right back to tie the game 121-121.

Monte Morris would give the Nuggets the lead 123-121and Will Barton would seal the deal with a three-point jumper to beat the Warriors. Denver had fought off elimination and now it would be Game Five back at Chase Center. There will be no brooms in this series.

This was a hard fought game but when Jokic shoots for 37 points it makes it very tough. He was dominate throughout the entire game.

This was his best game of the series and he got a lot of help from Monte Morris, Aaron Gordon, Bones Hyland and DeMarcus Cousins all shooting double digits. Denver needed their entire team to play lights out in order to beat the Warriors.

An awful lot went wrong for the Warriors. They fought from uphill for most of the game. Curry had a very tough first half entering the game earlier than expected when Klay Thompson committed two very early fouls. It became very apparent that he was just not ready to go in.

The team missed far too many open shots and Curry missing four free throws was also not something we see too often if at all. Poole had a quiet game with only eleven points so it was really amazing that the Warriors almost pulled this game out. This was a very disappointing game for the team.

Denver played much better than the Warriors in this game. “Steph made some brilliant plays,” said Head Coach Steve Kerr in regards to the final two minutes of the game. “We just started too late to win a road game. We got away from our game plan,” he said.

So now this series will head back to Chase Center for a Game Five on Wednesday. There will a bit of time to rest up for the team and finish off this series at home. Tipoff will be at 7:00 PM.

Warriors take 3-0 lead in Denver win game 3 118-113

Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole (3) reacts after hitting a basket and drawing a foul against the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena in Denver on Thu Apr 21, 2022 (AP News photo)

Warriors Take A 3-0 Series Lead in Denver win game 3 118-113

By Barbara Mason

Last Saturday and Monday night the Golden State Warriors took care of the Denver Nuggets and now find themselves leading in the series 2-0. Thursday night the Warriors got a taste of playoff basketball at Ball Arena. The Nuggets had their fan base behind them in this game which always gives the home team a definite edge.

The Warriors needed to expect something very different from games one and two if they hope to take a commanding lead in this series. Golden State had to adapt to whatever it was that the Nuggets come out with in game 3. The Warriors needed to dictate the pace and as always protect the ball. They pulled it off with a five point win to take game 3, 118-113.

The first two games of this series saw a very competitive first quarter. The Nuggets led in both of those first quarters by a single digit. The Warriors turned both games around in the second half winning by double digits.

They needed a better start in game three and things were a whole lot easier for the Warriors and Golden State defended better. The team had the same lineup as the first two games with Stephen Curry on the bench to start the game.

Game 3 recap: The Warriors wanted to have a better start and in the first five minutes of the first quarter they had a great start, a start that was lacking in the first two games.

They had a 15-8 lead and so far so good. For the moment they were not facing battling from behind. In basketball momentum can change on a dime and this was the case in the first quarter of the game.

The Nuggets led by Nikola Jokic tied up the game at 22 with 4:29 left in the opening quarter. Both teams were shooting 60%. The Warriors led at the end of one 34-32. Jokic had already shot for 12 points and both teams were playing at a very high level.

The back court and the guards for Golden State were getting the job done in the second quarter. Both teams continued to shoot lights out. Four minutes into the second quarter the Warriors were shooting at 63% and Denver at 61%.

The Warriors have been very good on the road as if they enjoy going into hostile territory. It seems to bring out the best in them. The Warriors were 11 of 19 from beyond the arc with 4:24 left in the first half and had their largest lead in this game 60-49.

In the closing minutes of the second quarter, the Warriors had some untimely turnovers but despite that they led at the half 69-59. The Nuggets made a run in the final minutes of the half but the Warriors pushed back. At halftime Golden State was shooting at 68%.

The Warriors had bottled up Aaron Gordon big time allowing only five points in the half. They also did a good job on Jokic allowing only six points in the second quarter.

The Warriors would need to keep him out of the paint in the second half. Klay Thompson, Jordan Poole, Curry and Gary Payton II all finished the first half of basketball in double digits. The team was 12 of 21 on three’s threw two quarters.

It was all Denver in the third quarter outscoring the Warriors 30-18. The Nuggets led after three quarters 89-87. This was the best game that Denver had played in this series by far. It was a crazy final quarter of basketball.

The Nuggets were playing for their playoff lives. The final four minutes was a free throw fest. Both teams had lost their rhythm and were spending most of their time shooting free throws. With 3:20 remaining the Nuggets took a 111-109 lead. There had been eleven ties in the game and this one was going down to the wire.

With 40.8 left on the clock the Warriors were holding onto a 116-111 lead. After a miserable third quarter Golden State came roaring back in the fourth. Curry would finish off Denver with a single free throw. The final was 118-113 and the Warriors had taken a 3-0 series lead.

Poole and Curry both finished with 27 points apiece and Thompson had 26 points in an amazing effort. Curry’s minute restriction appears to have been lifted. He played 31 minutes in this game. The heartbeat of the team Draymond Green had 10 rebounds.

“I don’t think we played very well,” said Green after the game. “We’ve got to get out of here with a win,” was what he told the team. That was the word from Green and the team responded. The Warriors had survived an ugly third quarter to take this game home in the fourth.

The fourth game of this series will be played on Sunday in Denver. Tipoff is scheduled for 12:30.

Golden State Warriors podcast with David Zizmor: Can Warriors make easy work of Nuggets in Denver Thursday night?

Stephen Curry (30) has encouraged teammate Jordan Poole (3) to continue to dominate for the Golden State Warriors against the Denver Nuggets as seen here in game 2 on Mon Apr 18, 2022 at the Chase Center in San Francisco (AP News photo)

On the Warriors podcast with David:

#1 The Golden State Warriors have been simply taking control of the Denver Nuggets in this first round of playoffs and the Nuggets just look like they don’t stand a chance against the Warriors as the series goes back to Denver for game 3 on Thursday night.

#2 The Warriors Jordan Poole has stepped up in recent games prior to the playoffs while Stephen Curry had been out with a foot injury. Curry has played off the bench and has cashed in but Curry and teammate Klay Thompson has been much impressed with Poole’s handiwork on offense.

#3 Game 3 Thursday night the Warriors are up 2-0 as the series is headed to Denver do you see the Warriors continuing to make work of the Nuggets in Denver for game 3?

Join David though out the Warriors post season action for the Warriors podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com