The No. 3 seed Warriors will get homecourt benefit over reigning Most Valuable Player Nikola Jokic and the No. 6 seed Nuggets.
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Through 4 conferences within the common season, the Nuggets maintain a 3-1 document over the Warriors in 2021-22. However, Draymond Green didn’t play in all 4 of the Warriors’ video games in opposition to the Nuggets.
One of the Nuggets’ wins over the Warriors got here on a shocking buzzer-beater from Monte Morris. Another Nuggets victory got here on an evening the place the Warriors rested Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Andrew Wiggins, Andre Iguodala and Otto Porter Jr.
Through 4 video games in opposition to the Warriors, Jokic is averaging 28 factors on 51.8% capturing from the sector with 15.8 rebounds and eight.8 assists in 34 minutes. The Warriors should discover a solution to decelerate the back-to-back MVP candidate whereas Curry’s availability is unclear.
Curry has missed the final 12 video games for the Warriors resulting from a sprained ligament in his foot. If Curry isn’t prepared for the playoff opener, the Warriors should lean on the offense of Thompson and Jordan Poole.
Thompson is coming off a season-high 41 factors within the Warriors’ victory over the Pelicans within the season finale. To finish the season, the veteran shooter has notched three consecutive video games with 33 or extra factors.
Game one is ready for Saturday at San Francisco’s Chase Center at 5:30 p.m. PT. Game one between the Warriors and Nuggets would be the first postseason contest in Chase Center historical past.
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