Golden State may be even more shorthanded when they take on the Denver Nuggets tonight as star guard Stephen Curry may be forced to watch from the bench.
Mark Jackson’s coaching performance in game two against the Nuggets seemed inspired, which isn’t a stretch considering Jackson’s Christian background.
Regarded by many as the best defensive player this year for the Nuggets, Andre Iguodala finished 9th in the NBA’s defensive player of the year voting.
After barely squeaking by the Warriors in game one, the Nuggets were not so lucky in game two. Golden State now holds the home-court advantage.
Warriors forward Jarrett Jack: “If you would have told me we’d come here and been in two games we could have won I don’t know if I’d have believed you.”
The Nuggets allow he Warriors to shoot 64.6 percent from the field as Denver falls to Golden State 131-117 in game two of their seven game series.
He’s not back to 100 percent. The Manimal has been a non-factor in Game 2. In fact, the energy has yet to check into Tuesday night’s game.
Nuggets coach George Karl confirmed so an hour prior to tipoff. The coach also said he hopes Danilo Gallinari doesn’t pull a Kobe Bryant.
George Karl and J.R. Smith couldn’t be happier about the fact they’re no longer tied at the hip. Both are thriving in their new situations.