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2013 NBA Playoffs: Golden State Warriors at Denver Nuggets Game 1 game thread

The Golden State Warriors face the Denver Nuggets in Game 1 of the 2013 NBA Playoffs.


It's almost time.

Pre-game reading:

Game 1 Preview: The Warriors have an opportunity to steal Game 1 in Denver

Warriors vs. Nuggets: Series Preview

Q&A with Denver Stiffs: Dealing with the altitude, Kenneth Faried's impact, and Anthony Randolph

2013 NBA Playoffs Q&A with Golden State of Mind: Stephen Curry's crunch-time role, shooting, Andrew Bogut

Kenneth Faried injury: Nuggets F may miss Game 1 vs. Warriors -

SB Nation Denver-Golden State series storystream

Game 1 predictions:

  • Bogut goes for a double-double, to help the Warriors compete on the boards
  • Curry and Thompson do their thing from three point range, to keep this game close
  • The Warriors make some really costly, untimely turnovers.

Final outcome: I really do think this is the game for the Warriors to steal, but walking into someone else's building to steal Game 1 is just hard to do. I'm expecting Denver to win this one by 6, but not conceding the Warriors loss either.

For more on the series, visit our 2013 NBA Playoffs section.