It wasn’t the prettiest of Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors matchups, but the Nuggets ultimately got it done.

In the newest episode of the Pickaxe and Roll Podcast, Ryan Blackburn breaks down the Nuggets 108-105 win over the  Warriors. Nikola Jokic had some miscues late, but he was still dominant. Stephen Curry hit a clutch three but missed the ensuing layup to tie the game. Ryan credits the defense, as well as Michael Porter Jr. for a strong performance when the team needed it.

The Nuggets survived a tough game from their bench unit and played the starters heavy minutes. Ryan shares insights on the bench struggles, including a player that has to step up for the Nuggets in the next month.

Finally, Ryan offers an intro to the MVP conversation featuring Joel Embiid and others before discussing Denver’s three upcoming off days. Will Jokic and Embiid be locked in another MVP debate for the fourth straight season?

The 2023-24 NBA season is officially here! Make sure to stay up with the latest in the world of Denver Nuggets basketball with the Pickaxe and Roll podcast. Catch Blackburn every week on the Mile High Sports podcast network or watch on the MHS YouTube channel for the best local coverage of Colorado sports.

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