Golden State He showed again why he is always a candidate in the NBAbeyond third place in the Western Conference and the 11 victories of difference that he took phoenix suns, the best of the regular phase. is that after the victory 123-107 of last Saturday, the Warriors were relentless again to Denver, They took a resounding victory 126-106 and put the series 2-0.
Dazzling in several passages of the match, with Stephen Curry, Jordan Poole and Klay Thompson playing a luxury basketball, Golden State made the difference in the second and third quarters, after a favorable first quarter for the visit, and left Denver without chances, who came out to play the last 12 minutes and 20 points down.
The good level of the Warriors, with brushstrokes of a superlative collective game, with circulation and great effectiveness from the perimeter and, above all, with a firm defense led by Draymond Greenat times He reminded the best team in Golden State, the one that shone between 2015 and 2018 and that got three rings.
Curry, who made the playoffs after injury and scored 16 points in Game 1, He was the great figure of the night with 34 points (12-17 in field goals and 5-10 in triples). And, all this, coming off the bench and with 23 minutes on the court. By the side of Poole contributed 29 points and 8 assists and Klay another 21 points.
Curry, the great figure of the night.
The good effectiveness of Golden State, which closed the night with 54.8% in field goals, added to a Denver that at times was imprecise, with 16 losses, and well outmatched by its rival, generated great frustration in the visit, which also ran out Nikola Jockichis great figure, who was expelled with 7 minutes to go due to a double technical foul.
Either way, last season’s MVP was the best on his team: added 26 points (9-20 in field goals and 8 free throws), 11 rebounds and 4 assists.
Furthermore, within this complicated context in Denver, DeMarcus Cousins and Will Barton they clashed badly during a timeout in the third quarter, which fortunately did not happen to adults, but they still had to be separated by their peers. It didn’t take long for the image to go viral on social media.
On his return to the team after his expulsion in the last game of the regular phase, Facundo Campazzo he added 5m53 in the fall in San Francisco. The Argentine entered with the game already defined, with Golden State 22 points up. Despite that, the base collaborated with 2 rebounds and 1 assist.
The series now moves to Denver, where this Thursday the third match will be played and on Sunday, the fourth.
Other Monday results
Philadelphia 76ers 112-97 Toronto Raptors. (The series was 2-0 in favor of Philadelphia)
Dallas Mavericks 110-104 Utah Jazz. (The Mavericks left the series 1-1 after stumbling in the Playoffs debut)
20.30: Miami Heat – Atlanta Hawks (Series: 1-0)
21.30: Memphis Grizzlies – Minnesota Timberwolves (Series: 0-1)
23.00: Phoenix Suns – New Orleans Pelicans (Series 1-0)
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Hard loss of Denver against the Warriors, with 6 minutes of Campazzo