Warriors observations: Steph Curry, Jordan Poole torch Nuggets in Game 2 win

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What we learned as Steph, JP torch Nuggets in Game 2 win originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

SAN FRANCISCO -- Call it what you want, be my guest. One thing is clear: The nameless -- for now -- lineup of Steph Curry, Jordan Poole, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green is an absolute problem.

For the Denver Nuggets, that is.

Steve Kerr unleashed the group for the final six minutes of the second quarter Monday night in Game 2 of the Warriors' first-round NBA playoff series, and the game again flipped the moment they all shared the court in Golden State's 126-106 win at Chase Center. The Warriors trailed 43-35 with 6:02 remaining in the second quarter before those five went on a 12-0 run.

The Warriors then led 57-51 at halftime and never looked back. They entered the fourth quarter with a 20-point lead and continued to run away with another dominant win.

Poole continued to bring the party to the playoffs, Thompson scored 21 points and was far from his best, and it sure doesn't hurt having one of the greatest players the game has seen come off the bench.

Here are three takeaways from the Warriors taking a commanding two-games-to-none lead over Denver.

He's Back

Curry again came off the bench, but this time he attacked the game much differently when he first entered. In Game 1, Curry didn't take one shot in the first quarter, feeling everything out. Not this time.

His first shot attempt of the night came from deep. Count it, splash.

Curry scored 16 points in the Warriors' Game 1 win. He had 16 by halftime and was a game-high plus-17 in the first half. Whether it be 3-pointers, filthy assists or tough layups, Curry made it clear right away that he's back.

That was just a warmup, too. Curry scored 18 points in the second half, finished with 34 and was a plus-32. Not a bad Sixth Man.

Ultimate Winner

Whenever Draymond gets brought up, Kerr always brings it back to what a winner his do-it-all point-forward is. The first two games of this series again showed why.

Green nearly record a triple-double in the Warriors' Game 1 win. He didn't stuff the stat sheet quite as much Monday night, finishing with six points, six assists, three rebounds and three steals. Boy, was he fun to watch though.

This is what Draymond plays for. He isn't interested in individual stats. He wants to count rings.

Three isn't enough.

Green is on a mission and he isn't hiding it. He's getting in the head of Nikola Jokic and others, and constantly gets the Chase Center crowd on its feet. His energy can be felt from courtside seats to the top of the arena.

It also helped get Jokic ejected with seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.

Too Much Firepower

There have been hints that Nuggets stars Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. could possibly return at some point in this series. Denver better hope so, and they better hope the two miraculously are at 110 percent. That still wouldn't be enough.

Jokic scored 26 points and had 11 rebounds before being ejected. Those stats again didn't matter. He was a minus-19 in Game 1 and a minus-26 in Game 2.

Steph, Klay and Poole combined to score 84 points. Andrew Wiggins again was efficient with 13 points and eight rebounds, and Nemanja Bjelica added 10 points off the bench. Simply put, the Warriors just look like too much to handle for the Nuggets.

If they keep playing like this, Denver won't be alone there.