OK. time to stop pondering the genius of Bob Myers and consider the Warriors' home game tonight. Denver has been rolling, and are 5-1 in their last six games. Andre Miller is still in a Nuggets uniform, although not with the team. (Side blessing of the trade: no Miller vs Douglas matchups tonight.)
The point: We know this matchup - Stephen Curry vs Ty Lawson. It's a fun matchup to watch, but Steph has been steadily improving at a slightly better rate than Ty has for a couple of years now. A year ago people could still argue that Ty and Steph were roughly the same level. Not much of that anymore. It won't do to underestimate Lawson, though - he's still improving, too, and Steph's shooting has been off lately. And there is always "the Nate Robinson factor" - does Good Nate or Bad Nate show up for the Nuggets tonight?
Up front: No JaVale. Timofey Mozgov and J.J Hickson and Kenneth Faried. The front line has quietly been fairly strong for Denver, but nowhere near the level that Andrew Bogut and David Lee are at. With Draymond Green and Mareese Speights, the Dubs should still have a clear advantage here.
Overall: Brian Shaw has been doing a good job with the Nuggets. I'd expected them to be competing with Utah and Sacto for a bottom spot. Given the situation he walked into, and the talent he's had available, a .500 record at this point in the season is a real accomplishment.
Now, back to marvelling at Myers - and have a great time watching a win tonight!
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