The Western Conference playoff picture is finally set after about a week of juggling the possible scenarios. The Golden State Warriors, who will be the No. 6 seed, will face the Denver Nuggets, who will be representing the No. 3 seed.
In a nutshell, we have two teams that like to play at a fast pace, but have entirely different styles.
January 13, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) plays defense during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 116-105. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
The Warriors rely almost solely on good perimeter shooting to win games. They’re the NBA’s best 3-point shooting team, after all. The Nuggets are the opposite, leading the NBA in points in the paint per game.
Denver dominated the Warriors this year, winning the season series 3-1. Two of the four games were decided by less than 10 points, but the Nuggets had the clear advantage.
However, the Nuggets shouldn’t be deemed the clear favorites to come out on top. Let’s take a look.