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Nuggets fall to the Warriors in the Western Conference Showdown

1-3 lead just three minutes into the game. The golden state continued to dominate when their lead grew to 20-6 before Nugget's head coach Michael Malone was forced to call his second timeout of the game. Denver was looking to get something to go, so they subbed their second unit in the 6: 08 mark in the first quarter. That's exactly what they did when the Nuggets second unit held it close before joining a 9-1 run to close the quarter, making their deficit only 30-20 to a quarter of the game. Denver as a team shot only 4-18 (22 percent) from the field in the first quarter and merged it with seven sales. Although the Nuggets struggled to take care of the baskets and score effectively, they were only 10 points, which was a great achievement through 12 minutes of play. Denver took off in the second quarter when they began the period on a 9-2 race, which lowered Golden States management all the way down to 3 points. Then, at 7:35 in the second quarter, Monte Morris beat a three-pointer that tied the match at 34. A Malik Beasley three-pointer later gave Denver his first lead at night as the Nuggets were officially back in the game. With our first management at night! #MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/H6Oj4VTTlY – Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) March 9, 2019 The Nuggets leadership would not be long but as Golden State struck in an instant and ended the second quarter on a 15-0 race to take…

1-3 lead just three minutes into the game. The golden state continued to dominate when their lead grew to 20-6 before Nugget’s head coach Michael Malone was forced to call his second timeout of the game. Denver was looking to get something to go, so they subbed their second unit in the 6: 08 mark in the first quarter.

That’s exactly what they did when the Nuggets second unit held it close before joining a 9-1 run to close the quarter, making their deficit only 30-20 to a quarter of the game. Denver as a team shot only 4-18 (22 percent) from the field in the first quarter and merged it with seven sales. Although the Nuggets struggled to take care of the baskets and score effectively, they were only 10 points, which was a great achievement through 12 minutes of play.

Denver took off in the second quarter when they began the period on a 9-2 race, which lowered Golden States management all the way down to 3 points. Then, at 7:35 in the second quarter, Monte Morris beat a three-pointer that tied the match at 34. A Malik Beasley three-pointer later gave Denver his first lead at night as the Nuggets were officially back in the game.

The Nuggets leadership would not be long but as Golden State struck in an instant and ended the second quarter on a 15-0 race to take a lead of 67-50 in the half-yard. At the break, Denver was led by Beasley, who had 14 points behind four three-pointers. Beasley was the only Nuggets double-figure player that Torrey Craig was the next nine-half wardrobe.

To begin the third quarter, Denver’s starters did a better job that made the ball, but still not at the same rate as the Golden State. The Nuggets opened the quarter with a 9-8 advantage, but they were still down 16 points just four minutes into the period. The Golden State’s pace was just too much for Denver to continue with as Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant scored all night.

Warriors big three combined for 66 points as Golden State a 90-75 lead through 36 minutes of play. If Denver were to come back in the last game period, they had to pick up their offensive efficiency as they only shoot 35 percent off the field through three quarters. Beasley (14) and Nikola Jokic (13) were the only Nuggets players in double numbers after three quarters, when Denver was desperately looking for another player to go up in the last game period.

It would not happen if the Golden State dominated the fourth quarter to go away the victory over the Nuggets. Thanks to great games from Thompson, Durant and Curry, Warrior’s offensive was just too much for Denver to overcome. Thompson led all scores with 39 points behind nine three pointers that Golden State captured a 122-105 victory over Nuggets.

Denver state leader was Jokic, who had a fixed night with 16 points on 5 out of 10 field shots to follow six rebounds and four assists. Beasley also had a huge game ending with 17 points behind five pointers. Denver had three other players finished in double figures, as Morris scored 17 points, while Craig and Jamal Murray were cut to 11 points.

Denver now has three days before returning home next Tuesday night against Minnesota Timberwolves.

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