Tue, Feb 15, 2022
Denver Nuggets (32-25, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Golden State Warriors (42-16, second in the Western Conference)
San Francisco; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: A pair of the NBA's top scorers, Stephen Curry and Nikola Jokic, meet when Golden State and Denver square off. Curry is seventh in the NBA averaging 25.8 points per game and Jokic is seventh in the league averaging 25.8 points per game.
The Warriors have gone 25-10 against Western Conference opponents. Golden State has a 6-3 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.
The Nuggets have gone 17-17 against Western Conference opponents. Denver is ninth in the Western Conference scoring 47.0 points per game in the paint led by Jokic averaging 14.9.
The teams meet for the second time this season. The Nuggets won 89-86 in the last matchup on Dec. 29.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kevon Looney is averaging 6.2 points and 7.5 rebounds for the Warriors. Curry is averaging 26.0 points over the last 10 games for Golden State.
Jokic is scoring 25.8 points per game with 13.7 rebounds and 7.9 assists for the Nuggets. Will Barton is averaging 15.6 points and 5.3 rebounds while shooting 52.4% over the past 10 games for Denver.
LAST 10 GAMES: Warriors: 7-3, averaging 113.6 points, 43.0 rebounds, 25.6 assists, 8.2 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.2 points per game.
Nuggets: 6-4, averaging 116.5 points, 46.1 rebounds, 28.5 assists, 6.9 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 49.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.3 points.
INJURIES: Warriors: Andre Iguodala: out (back), Draymond Green: out (back), James Wiseman: out (knee).
Nuggets: Monte Morris: out (concussion), Vlatko Cancar: out (foot), Michael Porter Jr.: out for season (back), Zeke Nnaji: out (hamstring), Jamal Murray: out (knee).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.