No David Lee. No problem.
The Golden State Warriors silenced their critics with a 131-117 win over the Denver Nuggets. Stephen Curry finished the game with 30 points and 13 assists, whom the Nuggets had no answer for.
Heading into Game Two, not many gave Golden State a chance to upset the Nuggets due to the injury to David Lee. Lee tore his hip flexor in Game One which will force him to miss the rest of the post-season.
Denver’s loss was only their fourth home loss of the entire year.
Warriors’ Head Coach Mark Jackson decided to insert Jarrett Jack into the starting lineup and moved Harrison Barnes to the Power Forward position. It turned out to be a great move.
Jack and Barnes played a huge role in the Warriors win, hitting timely baskets toward the home stretch. Jack finished with 26 points on 10/15 shooting and Barnes chipped in with 24 of his own. Both players looked comfortable in their new roles, which will play a huge part in the remaining games of the series.
Denver went up but early but could not stop Golden State from scoring. The Warriors shot lights-out from the field (64.6%) and always found an answer to Denver’s runs. When the Nuggets would cut the deficit to ten or under, Golden State would respond with a run of their own to keep the momentum.
As the series shifts to Golden State, this series could possibly go seven games.
Game Three will be played on Friday, April 26th at 10:30 PM on ESPN2.