Kevin Durant to Nuggets Fan Chirping About Playoffs: "We'll Sweep Your Ass"
- Author: Loretta Pittman Feb 16, 2017,
Feb 16, 2017, 0:31
They may have entered their game yesterday not visibly appearing to be a threat, as a losing team, but they turned out to be. In one play that signals the brilliance to come, Jokic grabbed the rebound, brought the ball up court himself and dropped a handsome bounce pass to Jameer Nelson for the easy basket.
On the season, the Warriors are averaging 118.6 points, 44.9 rebounds and 31.1 assists per game.
Golden State's surprising loss to the Denver Nuggets was the Warriors' ninth defeat of the season; as you'll likely recall, Stephen Curry & Co. lost all of nine games last season on their way to an National Basketball Association record 73 wins. The Rockets needed 61 attempts to reach that mark on December 16, while the Nuggets reached it on their 38th attempt. Fittingly, he also landed the record-setting shot.
There's video of the 2014 NBA Draft on YouTube with the commercials cut out, and you can see it jumps from the Nuggets on the clock at pick No. 41 to the 43rd pick. The Big man finished the night with 25 points on 10-16 shooting in just 3 quarters. "We were trying to get one more".
Coming off a high of win Saturday night in long-awaited return of Kevin Durant to Oklahoma City, the Golden State Warriors traveled to take on the Denver Nuggets Monday night.
Durant scored 25 points in 27 minutes on Monday night.
The Warriors were just 8 of 32 from long range, including 1 of 11 by Stephen Curry. "The 18-0 run against the world champs is going to be a hard mountain to climb", Nuggets coach Michael Malone told reporters.
They have had a winning record every season since 1997-1998, when Duncan was a rookie, and broke a tie with the Utah Jazz, who had 19 straight winning seasons from 1985-2004.
CBS national writer Matt Moore joins the show to break down the Nuggets and how they'd potentially match up in a first round series with the Warriors, plus he gives his extended thoughts on the Warriors' dominance.
"We didn't have any energy".
"I think it's kind of the point in the season where everybody is exhausted". "We didn't look like we had our legs underneath us". The Warriors were still recovering emotionally from perhaps its most personal matchup of the season.
Danilo Gallinari (groin) missed his seventh game, Emmanuel Mudiay (back) his 10th and Kenneth Faried (ankle) his third.
The Denver Nuggets beat the defending Western Conference champs at their own long-distance shooting game, which translated into an unexpected 132-110 blowout victory.
Mason Plumlee, acquired by Denver from the Portland Trail Blazers for Jusuf Nurkic in a deal finalized Monday, was in the building but not available.
Conley's 30-point game was his fifth of the season, matching the total he accumulated in his first nine seasons. Or continue to play Hernangomez his limited minutes off the bench when the Nuggets get healthy?
STANDOUT PERFORMER: Nobody showed better than McCaw, whose fourth quarter almost brought the Warriors back from the abyss. Durant's comments will certainly be brought up if they do indeed meet and it should make things all the more interesting.
Wright: "It is unbelievable to me that it is considered a hot take or a controversial opinion to say, 'The team that was 73-9 is better than the team that's 46-9'". "I didn't think I was going back in, I had no interest in going back in".
Thompson is now the third player the Warriors are missing due to injury.
In their upcoming week of play the Warriors will need to rebound quickly in order to maintain their position. F Darrell Arthur sat out to rest his sore knees. It was a let down performance from the start, but as Steve Kerr said post game, it was probably a bit predictable given the circumstances.