Heading into Tuesday night’s contest between the Golden State Warriors and the Denver Nuggets, Golden State was 0.5 games back of Denver for the first spot in the Western Conference. The Warriors crushed the Nuggets on the road 142-111.
Kevin Durant scored 27 points, grabbed six rebounds, and recorded four assists. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson each scored 31 points. Curry grabbed six rebounds and recorded four assists. Thompson grabbed three rebounds and one assist. With the way Golden State scored the basketball last night, is it time for them to finally take off?
The rest of the league should be put on notice because they scored 51 points in the first-quarter against one of the best teams in the NBA on the road. Golden State has had woes this season. They may not have a lot of woes from here on out. The Warriors record now is 30-14. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Golden State only lose six or less games for the rest of the season.
DeMarcus Cousins is expected to come back from his Achilles injury on Friday night on the road against the Los Angeles Clippers. He will also start right away. Cousins, Draymond Green, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, and Steph Curry will be the starting five for the rest of the season barring injury and that is very scary.
The rest of the league may not have much of a chance to beat them. This team is looking to three-peat. A team has not won three straight titles since the Los Angeles Lakers did it in 2000, 2001, and 2002.
With the way Durant, Thompson, and Curry shot the ball last night, it is a reminder of how good this team is and they can just turn on the switch and just dominate.
Jonas Jerebko, Andre Iguodala, Alfonzo McKinnie, Kevon Looney, Shaun Livingston, Jordan Bell, and Quinn Cook will be key players coming off the bench for the Golden State Warriors.