Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry had a monster game against the Denver Nuggets but failed to come through when the game was actually on the line, according to ESPN.
Very few players in the NBA can score 38 points, give out nine assists, and grab five rebounds. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry often times makes it look pretty easy to do.
However, the more telling and damning stat for Stephen Curry tonight were the eight turnovers that he had. His final one sealed the unlikely victory for the lowly Denver Nuggets.
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson had a solid if not spectacular game. He added 17 points, four rebounds, and three assists. The Warriors, though, needed more from him during this game.
A very efficient night from Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut. He chipped in 15 points, seven rebounds, and three blocks. Bogut made all but one of the eight shots he took.
Brandon Rush continues to start for the Golden State Warriors, and the forward chipped in very little against the Denver Nuggets. Rush scored four points and played only 19 minutes.
Jason Thompson, who averages less than seven minutes a game, was essentially a starter by name last night. Thompson played only 13 minutes and did very little on the stat sheet.
Andre Iguodala was only able to score four points, but he did other things to help the Golden State Warriors out. Iguodala had six rebounds, four assists, and two blocks off the bench.
Shaun Livingston and Leandro Barbosa weren’t able to contribute much to the back court off the bench. The veteran guards combined for five rebounds, four assists, and four points.
Festus Ezeli and Marreese Speights provdied a combined 13 minutes off the bench at the center position behind Andrew Bogut, but the Golden State Warriors received very little help.
Draymond Green was given the night off by Golden State Warriors interim head coach Luke Walton, while Ian Clark could not get off the bench after averaging 18.8 minutes recently.
Danilo Gallinari had a dominant showing for the Denver Nuggets by scoring 28 points and grabbing five rebounds. His shooting was atrocious, but he was great at the free throw line.
Gary Harris provided the Denver Nuggets with 39 minutes of solid play, scoring 19 points, grabbing seven rebounds and blocking a shot. Harris efficientyly shot 50 percent from the field.
Kenneth Faried had a subpar game, scoring five points and grabbing four rebounds. The veteran Denver Nuggets forward was only able to stay on the court for just 20 minutes.
Jameer Nelson struggled to shoot the ball, going 1-10 from the field. However, the veteran guard still managed to help the Denver Nuggets by getting nine assists and two steals.
Will Barton and Darrell Arthur dominated from the Denver Nuggets bench. The duo combined for 39 points and 17 rebounds, which threw off the Warriors.
Denver Nuggets rookie guard Emmanuel Mudiay struggled off the bench. He took eight shots and made only one of them. Mudiay also missed both three point shots that he took.
Very little was expected from veteran guards Randy Foye and Mike Miller off the bench, and the Denver Nuggets received exactly that from the duo. Neither man scored a single point.
A surprising contribution from the bench enabled the Denver Nuggets to get an upset victory over the Golden State Warriors.
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