TICKETS & PROMOTIONS
The Warriors return home for Go Green Night, presented by Esurance on Saturday night. The matchup with the Nuggets will mark the final weekend game of the seaason at Oracle Arena, and tickets are available for $24 as part of the Wienerschnitzel Dynamid Deal of the Week. In addition, the first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a Warriors BPA Free Tumbler, courtesy of Esurance. BUY TICKETS NOW
LAST TIME OUT
The Warriors wound up on the losing end of a 104-98 contest Friday night in Salt Lake City. David Lee continued his streak of impressive play, notching another double double with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Klay Thompson heated up in the second half, scoring 21 of his 23 points after the intermission. Jeremy Tyler added in a new career-high 14 points while Charles Jenkins dished seven assists in the defeat. FULL GAME RECAP
WARRIORS VS. NUGGETS
It’s not often that an NBA team will play consecutive games against the same opponent in the regular season, but that’s exactly what will happen between the Warriors and Nuggets. The two teams will match up on Saturday at Oracle Arena before going head-to-head again on Monday in Denver. The Warriors won this season’s only matchup with the Nuggets this season, a 109-101 triumph on Feb. 9 in the Mile High City. Denver is entrenched in a tight playoff race and every remaining game for them figures to have postseason implications. Golden State, meanwhile, will look to play the role of spoiler as the team aims to build a foundation for the 2012-13 campaign.
FROM WAY DOWNTOWN
Heading into Friday night’s matchup, the Warriors ranked second in the NBA in 3-point shooting (.385). The 2010-11 Warriors set a franchise record (.392) for long distance shooting, and this year’s squad has a chance to eclipse that mark. Playing the Nuggets can help achieve that feat, as the Warriors went 13-for-25 on 3-pointers in their previous matchup with Denver this season.
TOUGH STRETCH OF THE SCHEDULE
Saturday’s contest will be the Warriors’ only home game during a seven-game stretch that started on Sunday and ends on Wednesday, April 11. Furthermore, Saturday’s game will be one of 10 remaining contests (out of 12 total) against teams in the playoff hunt. Needless to say, the remaining schedule will present a huge challenge, and it starts on Saturday.
Injuries:Warriors - Stephen Curry (mild sprain, right ankle) and Andrew Bogut (left ankle fracture) are out. Nuggets - Wilson Chandler (groin strain) and Danilo Gallinari (left thumb fracture) are day-to-day. Rudy Fernandez (lower back strain) is out.
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