NBA: Nuggets (+5) Vs Warriors $
These two teams played just a couple of nights ago in SF with the Nuggets picking up a narrow win. The game was highlighted by Steph Curry making his 3,000th career 3 point shot. It is a remarkable accomplishment, but the real story of this game was Nikola Jokic.
Jokic had a monsters game going 22/18/5. He also picked up 4 steals and blocked the potential game tying shot at the buzzer. The Warriors made a valiant come back surge from 24 down coming up just short. They just did not seem to have an effective response to Jokic in the center court so this seems like a bad matchup for GS and one they will hope to avoid in the playoffs.
The truth is the rest of the Nuggets did not even play that well in this game and will need to play better to get another win over the Warriors tonight. But with jokic in the middle, they will always have a chance to win and (+5) point at home is just too much to be offering a solid playoff team like the Nuggets.
The Warriors started the season on a tear, demolishing nearly everyone in their path. I do expect them to settle back to the pack the rest of the season so their stock is overblown right now. I will be looking for more spots to fade them the rest of the season.
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