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Golden State Warriors’ Bench Could Feast Again Against Denver Nuggets: Fan Preview
The Golden State Warriors faced off against the Dener Nuggets on April 7, the day before Easter, and handed the Nuggets a 112-97 beating in Oakland. Now the Warriors will play the second-half of a home-and-home with the Nuggets and travel to Denver. The two teams will face off with the Nuggets looking to exact some revenge on a Warriors team that practically embarrassed them just days earlier. The Warriors, however, have other thoughts in mind.
While it would be one of the few bright spots of the Warriors' season, the Warriors are looking to complete the season sweep of the Nuggets when they tip-off on April 9. The Nuggets are a team that could be heading to the playoffs and currently are in eighth place in the Western Conference. With that being the case, the Warriors would love to cap off the season series with an emphatic victory. Even though this season is practically done for the Warriors, they appear to be a team hungry to prove they can win without star guard Monta Ellis.
Whether or not they have been completely successful is irrelevant. It's the motivation and determination that is impressive to me and to other Warriors' fans. The Warriors will look to receive another stellar performance from their bench—who scored 57 points in their last win over the Nuggets. Without the bench, the Warriors may have struggled mightily to win that game. However, Brandon Rush, who has quickly found his way into many Warriors' fans hearts, made sure that he put in his fair share with a 20-point performance to lead all Warriors.
It amazes me at how solid and energetic the Warriors' bench has been throughout the year. There's not reason why they couldn't have yet another great performance against the Nuggets. The one bright spot this year for the Warriors has been their bench. The bench provides the team with a much-needed spark and also provides solid offensive backing.
The Warriors should be excited for what next year holds in store for them. They will have an opportunity to compete in the Western Conference next year if they can get healthy. As for their game against the Nuggets, the Warriors can use their bench to sweep the season series against Denver.
Prediction: Warriors 110 - Nuggets 100
David is co-founder of wrapupp sports blog where fresh content is posted daily and present sports blogs and sports opinions - all with a West Coast bias. Growing up in the Bay Area, David is a huge supporter of all the local sports teams; the Giants, Athletics, Warriors, Sharks, 49ers, and Raiders. His one fault, admittedly, as many of his friends and family would say, is his love for the Los Angeles Lakers . Growing up, Magic Johnson was his favorite basketball player and he fell in love with the team. He chalks it up to, "Not knowing any better". Now his love for sports has turned just as academic as it is intuitive and he follows most all sports all over the nation.
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