Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson are getting their game right, and it is a danger sign for other teams to worry about these Golden State Warriors players. The trio have only taken few matches into the season to combine as a unit. They will be keen to sparkle in their next match against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on Thursday.
The Warriors, after their loss to San Antonio Spurs, showed some great form, defeating teams easily, but again suffered another loss against Los Angeles Lakers. They cannot afford to lose such matches, where they are favourites, which could come to hurt them later. From the Lakers loss, they must have learned a lesson or two; no team can be taken lightly.
Of late, one of the best things about the Warriors has been their players, who are shooting brilliantly beyond the arc. In their massive win over the Pelicans, Curry hit 13-three pointers, and Thompson, who did not look too sharp early in the season, is also getting his shooting range right.
Thompson hit four three-pointers against the Dallas Mavericks. Overall, they hit 17 three-pointers. Last season as well, they were an incredible three-point shooting team, which helped them win a number of matches. This time around, they have the sensational Durant in the mix, strengthening the team to attain greater heights in the NBA.
No wonder, fans and experts, even before the league began, spoke about the Warriors as a massive favourite. They will be even more dangerous when Durant and Curry develop greater chemistry as the season moves ahead.
Talking about Nuggets, they will be playing at home, but the task is not going to be any easy with the Warriors' stars getting into the groove in each and every match. The Nuggets, if they are to even challenge the Warriors, will need players like Emmanuel Mudiay, Gary Harris, Danilo Gallinari, and Nikola Jokic to shine in front of their home fans. Wilson Chandler is doubtful for the game due to left hamstring problem.
The Nuggets have lost four and won three matches this season, but their problem with the team is that they have not been able to deliver on a consistent basis. Such things do not augur well for the home team, but one can expect Michael Malone to improve this team further in the season.
Where to Watch Live
Denver Nuggests vs Oklahoma City Thunder is set to begin at 9 pm ET (7:30 am IST next day). Live Streaming and TV guide for the NBA match is given below.
India: TV: Sony Six and Sony Six HD. Live Streaming: Sonyliv
Philippines: Basketball TV
International: NBA Online
US: NBA League Pass