Boogie Blues in the Bay: Golden State Warriors too much for the Denver Nuggets in gentlemen’s sweep

Golden State Warrior Steph Curry (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Golden State Warrior Steph Curry (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

The Golden State Warriors took care of business and finished their first-round series versus the shorthanded Denver Nuggets.

The Golden State Warriors have a new lineup and it’s called PTSD the abbreviation is a mash-up of the initials of Jordan Poole, Klay Thompson, Steph Curry, and Draymond Green. The Dubs are looking very scary coming off of their gentlemen’s sweep over the Denver Nuggets and Nikola Jokic.

Looking Stephortless

In each game of the series the team leading at halftime won the game, last night something had to give because the two teams were tied. Despite Denver leading for a good portion of the second half the Dubs kept coming and coming, after Golden State took control with 2:10 remaining they never looked back.

What is Next for the Nuggets?

Denver is in a hard spot at the moment Jamal Murray has been unable to stay on the floor due to injuries. Their front office gave Michael Porter Jr. a huge deal in the fall, he continues to battle an ailing back issue, and Aaron Gordon is not the Jerami Grant replacement they hoped he could be. In 20 second-half minutes of an elimination game, Gordon scored zero points last night.

Jokic is the real deal, he won MVP last season, he did all he could versus the Warriors and he needs better others around him. It will be an interesting off-season in Denver.

Watch out for the Warriors

Golden State punched their ticket to the second round and are waiting in the wings for the winner of Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves to emerge. If it is the Grizzles, GSW will remember being bounced from the play-in last season by the young squad.

If it is the Wolves, GSW could have trouble with Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns. Either way, it will likely be another short series en route to the Western Conference Finals.

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For a series that had so much potential, it fell flat for two reasons mainly; the Nuggets (ahem Jokic) ran out of gas and the Warriors were ready to roll.