February 4, 2012; Sacramento, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) drives in against Sacramento Kings center Chuck Hayes (42) during the first quarter at Power Balance Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

Denver Nuggets VS Warriors

If the Warriors want to talk the talk, then they have better walk the walk. After letting a game slip through their hands, they Warriors are ready for another battle. A battle they should win. They walk into Denver with a 8-14 record and will go up a struggling Denver team.

While having a winning record at 15-11, in the last five games, Denver has lost four of them, three of them at home. They are without their leading scorer Danilo Gallinari at 17ppg, starting center Timofey Mozgov, both who are nursing a left sprain ankle and Corey Brewer (who took a personal leave with the death of his father). This leaves for a shorthanded Nugget team. They did get Nene and Arron Affalo back last game against the Mavs, but their return did not signify a boost, as they lost 105-95.

As for the Warriors, they better get their act together and fast. After blowing a lead to the Thunder, they are looking for some momentum as they start a four game road trip before returning home. As for injuries, the Warriors have been lucky as most of their players are healthy and ready for battle. Only Nate Robinson is listed day to day, but I wouldn’t want to rush him back since he is a key member off the bench.

Warrior Projected Starting Five:

PG) Stephen Curry
SG) Monta Ellis
SF) Dorell Wright
F) David Lee
C) Andris Beidrins

Nuggets Projected Starting Five:

PG) Ty Lawson
SG) Arron Affalo
G) Julyan Stone
F) Nene
C) Chris Anderson


Like last game against the Thunder, this should be an another exciting match up in the backcourt. I consider Ty Lawson to be a speedy guy and Monta is just as fast if not faster than him. But Affalo is a pretty decent defender which may slow down Ellis. But because Curry is slightly taller than Lawson, it should offset the other two. I think the game is gonna come down to who has a better back court, execute, run their offense and control the tempo.

Feb 4, 2012; Portland, OR, USA; Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson (3) leads a fast break against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Garden. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-US PRESSWIRE


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