10:37 PM EST, Fri January 15, 2021
Golden State Of Mind 11 hours ago
Back to the future: Warriors vs. Nuggets keys revisited

Back to the future: Warriors vs. Nuggets keys revisited

Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via How did Golden State due with their keys to victory against Denver? On paper, losing by 10 on the road to the Denver Nuggets is no big deal. Losses happen, it wasn’t a blowout, and Denver is a really good team. In reality, the Golden State Warriors looked like a team with a lot to figure out in their 114-104 loss. Needless to say, they didn’t hit many of their pregame keys to victory along the way. Let’s revisit them. Find an offensive rhythm The key: Don’t let any Curry-centric defensive schemes get Curry out of rhythm, or get...
Golden State Of Mind 21 hours ago
Warriors can’t catch up with Nuggets’ 1st-quarter blitz in 114-104 loss

Warriors can’t catch up with Nuggets’ 1st-quarter blitz in 114-104 loss

Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/ Dubs held steady in 2nd-thru-4th quarters, but early deficit was too much to overcome The Golden State Warriors hung with the Denver Nuggets for three quarters on Thursday, but it wasn’t enough to climb out of the hole they dug in the first period, en route to a 114-104 loss. Steph Curry scored five points within the first 31 seconds of the game, and it looked like both teams would be off to the races. The Nuggets held up their end of the deal, pouring in 37 points in the opening period, but on the other end a handful of turnovers and missed...
Golden State Of Mind Jan 14, 2021
Warriors vs. Nuggets: Game thread

Warriors vs. Nuggets: Game thread

Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via The Dubs hit the road for a two-game trip beginning tonight in Denver. After playing seven straight home games, the Golden State Warriors hit the road for a matchup against the Denver Nuggets. The Dubs are coming off a disappointing loss to the Indiana Pacers that saw them struggle to put the ball in the basket in the fourth quarter. Golden State was outscored 19-7 over the final 5:45 in the 104-95 defeat. Opposing teams have been using different defensive schemes to slow down Stephen Curry. The Pacers used...
Golden State Of Mind Jan 14, 2021
Draymond Green’s 3-on-1 stop was vintage Dray

Draymond Green’s 3-on-1 stop was vintage Dray

The Defensive Player of the Year flexed his muscles against Indy’s offense. Ever since Draymond Green returned to the Golden State Warriors lineup, Steve Kerr has been touting him as the “best defensive player in the world.” Kerr is a pretty strong manager and motivator, so I’m not going to make any guarantees as to why he would pour such high praise on Green, but if I had to guess it’s because ... he thinks Green is the best defensive player in the world. I agree. The numbers paint a similar picture. In the Warriors first five games, which featured four contests...
Golden State Of Mind Jan 14, 2021
Warriors vs. Nuggets Preview: On the road again

Warriors vs. Nuggets Preview: On the road again

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ Can the Dubs keep Nikola Jokić at bay? The Golden State Warriors are back on the road for the first time since 2020, and they’ve got a pretty brutal road trip. Though it’s not as brutal as it initially looked, as the league has postponed Friday’s game against the Phoenix Suns. So it’s just a two game road trip. But it’s a tough one. It ends on Monday against the Los Angeles Lakers, and it starts tonight against the Denver Nuggets. The deets Who: Golden State Warriors (6-5) vs. Denver Nuggets (5-6) When: 7:00 p.m. PT Where: Ball Arena,...