2008-09 Game 74: Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors Game Thread

The Golden State Warriors are coming to town tonight, but it will be difficult to recognize them.  Stephen Jackson and Andris Biedrins are both out and Corey Maggette is unlikely to play.  While Golden State may only have one big name player on the court, Monta Ellis, they still have players who can put up big numbers. 

Shooters like Anthony Morrow, Rob Kurz and Marco Belinelli can catch fire.  Keleena Azibuike is a versatile scorer, Brendan Wright can score in the paint and C.J. Watson is a solid player as well.  The player to watch however is Anthony Randolph.  The beanpole thin rookie has tremendous instincts and when he plays at least 20 minutes can really fill up a box score.

The point is if the Nuggets take this game for granted the Warriors can still pump in the points.

Tonight will be the first back to back game the Nuggets have played in almost three weeks (March 9 at home against Houston).  It will be interesting to see how they react, especially following a physical and emotional game last night in Dallas.  Not only do I want to see an easy win, but I want to see Carmelo Anthony continue to play like Carmelo Anthony.

Oh yea, and Nene is back from suspension.

Denver Nuggets Game Notes

Previous Matchups:  Game 4 – Den 101 GSW 111 | Game 23 – Den 123 GSW 105

Featured Blog:  Golden State of Mind

Take this with you:  Of the Nuggest final six games against sub .500 teams this one worries me the most because of the tough game in Dallas last night and the seemingly depleted Warriors lineup.

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  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Oh yea, do not forget about Jamaal Crawford.

  • CCH

    This is looking ugly right now.

  • CCH

    Joey Crawford the biggest anti nuggets ref in the league?

  • Josh Hopp

    What the hell?

  • CCH

    Yeah AC!

  • CCH

    WOW KMART!!!!!!!!!

  • CCH

    alright this game is ours.

  • Josh Hopp

    phew. thankfully we were able to to make a run late in that quarter. still inexcusable though. melo be ballin

  • CCH

    BIrdziiirrrrrrrraaaaaaaaa

  • CCH

    Finally kleiza damn!!

  • Josh Hopp

    I feel bad about all the fouls on GS. I hate to win a game because the other teams players get into foul trouble.

    Unless its against Portland or Utah :). Or Dallas :).

  • CCH

    or la, sa, or no ;)

  • Josh Hopp

    yeah or them

  • Josh Hopp

    it says on my feed that dahntay jones made a jump shot. that has got to be a mistake, right?

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Dahntay took about a 10 foot jumper and made it his own.

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Holy cow, Birdman is +20 in only seven minutes on the court?!?! Dang.

  • Josh Hopp

    Man we are rolling. Melo is just standing and delivering

  • Josh Hopp

    know what’d be nice? if the suns overcome their 11 point deficit in the 4th to beat the jazz at home. not bloody likely

  • CCH

    lights out, clear the bench.

  • Josh Hopp

    let’s show some “Hart” out there Nugs!

  • Josh Hopp

    jeremy, no halftime stats? the pace factor must be off the charts

  • Josh Hopp

    hmmmmmmmm….. anyone else a little bit concerned?

  • CCH

    I hate how we just stop playing because we are up by 34. The bench is playing zero d and try to jack every shot possible. Why doesn’t someone call them out from the bench?

  • CCH

    You know KG wouldn’t let this lazy play go on he’d have those guys crying.

  • CCH

    Suns down two on the bright side!

  • Josh Hopp

    at one stage back there gs scored 12 points in a minute

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Suns in the lead! From down 21 points in Utah!

  • sdchlr

    GO SUNS!!

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Sorry, no halftime stats. My wife was using the computer during halftime so I tried not to disturb her. She has been a trooper with the NCAA tourney and the Nuggets on the past couple of days.

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Suns/Jazz is heading for a nice finish. Suns up one three with 3:30 left!

  • Josh Hopp

    suns up 3! shaq is playing rreally well

  • Josh Hopp

    fair enough jeremy. i’d hate to infringe on that situation

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Suns up five 2:40 left!

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Suns up seven!

  • Josh Hopp

    SHAQ ATTACK! :-)

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    D-Will made two free throws to cut it to five. Shaq misses, Jazz rebound. D-Will misses a lay up and Millsap misses the tip. Suns ball up 88-83 with 1:20 left. Time out.

    Come on Phoenix!

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Suns miss three at the shot clock buzzer.

    Okur hit s three to get within two. 50 seconds left.

  • Josh Hopp

    AAAAH GRANT HILL INBOUND THE DAMN BALL

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Nash hits a runner to go up four. D-Will hits a turnaround to cut it back to two. Phoenix turns it over on the inbounds.

    Jazz ball down two with 23.5 left.

    Grant Hill dropped a pass out of bounds.

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Come on Suns one stop!

  • Josh Hopp

    D-will is ICE COLD

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    D-Will jukes Nash at the top of the circle and drains a jumper. Tied at 90 with 13.6 left. Suns ball with a chance to win.

    Come on Nash.

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Barnes misses a wide open three from the right corner. Jazz ball with just over a second left.

  • sdchlr

    Nash had Shaq in the lane and he gives it to Barnes!? Whyyyyy

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Williams misses an 18 footer at the buzzer, overtime.

    I do not think this ends well for the Suns at this point. Utah will not blow this game twice.

  • Josh Hopp

    OT. you know the Jazz have it now. Damn

    Oh and Nugs win..

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Yea, sdchlr, Shaq was wide open in the lane.

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Dang, the Warriors cut it to 13? I am glad I am watching the Suns/Jazz even though that was frustrating too.

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Suns up four 40 seconds in…

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Williams gets a layup and a foul on Hill. Jazz up one with 3:00 left.

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Nash jumper puts Suns up 96-95.

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Grant Hill continues to sabatoge the Suns. He fouls Kirilenko on a three and AK makes it. Hits the free throw Jazz up three.

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    I have no idea how to spell sabatoge.

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Suns down three with the ball. Timeout 1:32 left.

  • Josh Hopp

    silly silly suns

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Nash misses a runner and Shaq mises the tip. Jazz ball. Nash fouls Williams who makes both free throws to put the Jazz up five with 58.4 left.

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Jazz on a 10-2 run after the Suns scored the first four points in OT.

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Nash hits a three to cut it to 2, 50 seconds left.

    I do not think anyone is reading this, but oh well.

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Hill continues to suck missing a little eight foot jumper with eight seconds left.

    Williams at the line for two to cinch it.

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Suns down four with 4.3 left. Game over. Thanks for nothing Grant Hill.