Golden State Warriors look to end road trip with a win in Denver

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Will Barton /

The Golden State Warriors will get a chance to extend their win streak when they face the Denver Nuggets on Saturday at Pepsi Center.

The Golden State Warriors will close out their most recent 3-game road trip on Saturday at Pepsi Center against the Denver Nuggets, and the odds currently favor Oakland’s own.

The Warriors have been on quite a roll since their 115-107 loss to the Detroit Pistons at Oracle Arena last Sunday — so much so, that it wouldn’t surprise anyone if the Warriors come into Pepsi Center on Saturday and just destroy the Nuggets.

To recount Golden State’s last few outings: first, they routed the Los Angeles Clippers 141-113 on Monday at Staples Center on the second night of a back-to-back series, then on Thursday, they came back from a substantial deficit to defeat the San Antonio Spurs by 20.

On the other hand, the Nuggets are also on a 2-game win streak after finding their footing at the end of October, and they looked pretty solid in their 108-102 preseason win at Oracle Arena. Only time will tell whether this is the same Warriors team who got beat in October.

Game Details

Golden State Warriors at Denver Nuggets

Tip-Off: Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. PDT

Location: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA

TV: NBC Sports Bay Area

Radio: 95.7 The Game, Warriors Radio Network

Projected Starting Lineups

Denver Nuggets

PG: Jamal Murray

SG: Gary Harris

SF: Wilson Chandler

PF: Paul Millsap

C: Nikola Jokic

Head Coach: Michael Malone

Golden State Warriors

PG: Stephen Curry

SG: Klay Thompson

SF: Kevin Durant

PF: Draymond Green

C: Zaza Pachulia

Head Coach: Steve Kerr

Injury Report

GSW: No injuries listed. Knock on wood. Damian Jones is out getting buckets with the Santa Cruz Warriors, though.

UPDATE (4:00 p.m. PT): Shaun Livingston out for rest.

DEN: Juan Hernangomez is out due to illness.

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Keys to the Game

Nikola Jokic is currently part of the reason why I’m losing this week’s matchup in my fantasy league. He leads Nuggets in almost every statistical category, averaging 16.4 points, 12.1 rebounds and 4.7 assists, adding in 1.1 steals in 32 minutes per game.

The key to winning this game starts with finding a way to limit Jokic, but it won’t be that easy. As great as it would be to have Draymond on him all game, that could also possibly open the door for Paul Millsap, who currently averages 16.2 points and 7.4 rebounds.

Whichever poison the Warriors pick, the game will likely be decided in the frontcourt. Prepare for an epic battle of the big men come Saturday night!

(All game information provided via Warriors PR)