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Warriors vs. Nuggets, Final Score: Golden State can’t buy a bucket in 96-81 loss to Denver

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The Warriors snap their 11 game win-streak against the Nuggets behind shooting woes.

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Despite the loss, the defense was on point behind Draymond Green.
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It’s been a pretty chilly winter season here in the Bay Area.

But if there was to be any indication of how cold it could get, it’d have to be the shooting of the Golden State Warriors tonight. The Denver Nuggets were gifted with one of the worst performances from the best shooting team in the league that ended in a 96-81 loss for us.

In keeping with the frigid theme, both teams started the game ice cold. To the benefit of both however, each team was coming off of zero rest having played the night before. Unfortunately, the Dubs would never thaw off the frost.

If there was a positive to take away from tonight, it’d be the active defense that kept us close for the majority of the game.

Draymond Green and Kevin Durant continued to show off why they might just be the most fearsome defensive duo in the league, blocking a handful of shots and getting a handful of deflections.

Unfortunately, ice-cold shooting and sloppy turnovers prevented us from ever taking advantage of the defensive effort. Instead, the Nuggets ended up being the team to eventually break free behind timely scoring by Gary Harris and Nikola Jokic .

Bricks abound, the Warriors ended up shooting 3-for-27 from the 3-point line and 38% from the field overall.

The team looked tired early on and this had all the markings of being an ugly trap game beforehand considering this was a back-to-back, the holidays are right around the corner and we have the big matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers in a couple of days.

This team could definitely use a few days off to recuperate as I’m sure the rest of us could as well.

Happy holidays to you all Dub nation. We’ll see you guys Monday for another hopefully epic Christmas day game.

Poll

Who was your Warrior Wonder against the Nuggets?

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  • 53%
    Jordan Bell
    (338 votes)
  • 9%
    Kevin Durant
    (60 votes)
  • 10%
    Draymond Green
    (67 votes)
  • 5%
    Omri Casspi
    (36 votes)
  • 2%
    Klay Thompson
    (15 votes)
  • 18%
    Javale McGee’s jumpers in garbage time
    (121 votes)
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