On October 7, Beijing time, the NBA preseason continued, with the Golden State Warriors sitting at home to meet the challenge from the Denver Nuggets. After the whole game, the Warriors defeated the Nuggets 118-116.
In terms of data, the Warriors: Curry 14 points, 1 rebound and 1 assist, Poole 17 points, 1 rebound and 3 assists, Otto Porter 15 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists.
Nuggets: Jokic 17 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists, Gordon 16 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists, Jie Michael Green 12 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists.
The specific scores in the four quarters (Warriors first): 26-39, 37-23, 21-27, 34-27.
In this game, the Warriors continued to miss Clay and Wiseman due to injuries, and Iguodala did not appear; Porter, Button and Murray did not appear for the Nuggets.
When the first quarter came up, Green made a three-pointer first, but Jokic immediately returned to the three-point line. After the battle was 10 draws, the Nuggets gradually grasped the initiative on the court. Jokic took the inside and scored consecutive baskets. The Warriors seemed helpless in front of the MVP. The insides were frequently exploded, and the outside feel was also difficult to find. , The Nuggets played a 21-8 wave to lay the advantage. Fortunately, Poole continued the excellent state of the game and maintained the Warriors’ offense with 10 points in a single quarter. With Campazzo scored 2+1, the Nuggets led 39-26 in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the Nuggets continued to play steadily and maintained their lead. On the other hand, the Warriors began to play more overall after the downturn in the first quarter. Their signature off-the-ball running and air cuts made the court space wider. Lee and Porter hit three-pointers in succession to help the Warriors make 10-4 to narrow the point difference.
In the second half of the second quarter, Jokic scored three-pointers and dunked with Gordon. The point difference came to double digits again. But Curry broke out on the Warriors side and led the Warriors to a 13-0 shock wave before the end of the half, leading the Warriors into the second half with a 63-62 lead.
Easy side to fight again, Curry and Jokic did not continue to play, Poole and Gordon became the top cards of both sides, the two consecutive breakthroughs to help the team score, the score continued to stalemate. As the main force slowly came to an end, the substitute players on both sides showed amazing fighting spirit. The two sides continued to take the lead, and no one could open the score. At the end of the third quarter, Green led the Nuggets to an 8-3 spurt, helping the Nuggets lead 89-84 in the third quarter.
In the final quarter, the end players of the two sides’ benches all appeared on the stage, and the Warriors took the lead with a wave of 6-0 and overtook the score. Not to be outdone, the Nuggets continued to attack the inside to stabilize the situation. But the Warriors have clearly mastered the initiative on the court, and they have made consecutive hits from outside the three-point line to maintain the lead. In the end, the Warriors defeated the Nuggets 118-116, harvesting two consecutive preseason victories.
Warriors starting: Jordan Poole, Stephen Curry, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, Kevin Rooney.
Nuggets starters: PJ-Dozier, Aaron Gordon, Austin Rivers, Nikola Jokic, Monte Morris.
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