Denver Nuggets (38-20, fourth in the Western Conference) versus Golden State Warriors (29-30, ninth in the Western Conference)
San Francisco; Friday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Stephen Curry and Nikola Jokic meet when Golden State receives Denver. Curry leads the NBA with an average of 31.1 points per game and Jokic is ninth in the league with an average of 26.4 points per game.
The Warriors are 15-14 in Western Conference games. Golden State ranks second in the Western Conference with 27.2 assists per game, led by Draymond Green with an average of 8.5.
The nuggets went against opponents of the Western Conference between 21 and 12. Denver ranks third in the NBA with 27.1 assists per game, led by Jokic with an average of 8.7.
The teams meet for the third time this season. The Warriors won 116-107 in their last matchup on April 12th. Curry led Golden State with 53 points and Jokic led Denver with 27 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Green leads the Warriors with 8.5 assists and scores 6.7 points per game. Curry averages 39 points and 5.8 rebounds, while shooting 53.5% in the last 10 games for Golden State.
Jokic leads the nuggets with 11.0 rebounds and an average of 26.4 points. Michael Porter Jr. averaged 21.5 points and 8.6 rebounds in his last 10 games for Denver while shooting 56.6%.
LAST 10 MATCHES: Warriors: 6-4, averaging 118.2 points, 42.6 rebounds, 26.5 assists, 10.1 steals, and 4.5 blocks per game while 48.4% is shot off the field Your opponents averaged 110.7 points at 45.5% shooting.
Nuggets: 8-2, averaging 117 points, 48.5 rebounds, 27.5 assists, 7.3 steals, and 4.7 blocks per game, while 48.7% are shot off the field. Your opponents averaged 111.1 points at 47.0% shooting.
INJURIES: Warrior: James Wiseman: Off for the season (knee), Juan Toscano-Anderson: Off (concussion), Eric Paschall: Off (hip), Damion Lee: Off (toe), Klay Thompson: Off for the season (right Achilles).
Nuggets: Jamal Murray: off for the season (knee), Monte Morris: off (hamstring).
The Associated Press created this story using Sportradar technology and data provided by Data Skrive.
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