Golden State is currently atop the Western Conference, but Denver is only one game behind. The teams split their first two games, which means whoever wins tonight will have possession of the top seed.
That’s a lot on the line, especially this late in the season, though neither team seems particularly concerned about it.
Nuggets HC Mike Malone said “not once have we talked about” the No. 1 seed. That’s not the focus for a team that narrowly missed the playoffs last year.— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) March 9, 2019
For the Warriors, they’re getting some much-needed reinforcements, as Klay Thompson, Kevon Looney, and Shaun Livingston are all expected to suit up.
But they’ll need to do more than just get players back - they’ll need to play better. On Tuesday they were shellacked by the Boston Celtics, at home, by 27 points. It was Golden State’s third loss in four games. With only 18 games remaining until the playoffs start, the Warriors know it’s time to start kicking things into gear.
Steve Kerr: "It's time. It's time to start playing. It's time to start defending our homecourt. The best message a coach can give is an honest one. We've been honest the last couple days about our shortcomings."— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 9, 2019
After a loss like that, it wouldn’t be surprising if the Warriors have a huge performance tonight. But the Nuggets will certainly have something to say about that.
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