Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors Prediction & Match Preview – October 6th, 2021 | NBA Preseason 2021-22
With different results in their first 2021-22 NBA preseason games, the Golden State Warriors and the Denver Nuggets will meet at the Chase Center in their second preseason game. The Warriors comfortably beat the Portland Trail Blazers in their first game, winning 121-107, while the Nuggets blew a victory in the final moments of their game, losing 103-102.
Fixture: Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors | NBA Preseason 2021-22.
Date and Time: Wednesday, October 6th, 10:00 PM ET (7:30 AM IST).
Venue: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA.
Denver Nuggets preview
The Denver Nuggets are coming off a rather disappointing loss to the LA Clippers in their first preseason game. Although both teams were missing their superstars, the Nuggets were still served by players like Michael Porter Jr. and Aaron Gordon.
Michael Porter Jr. really stepped up for the Denver Nuggets. Since he signed his rookie maximum extension, Porter Jr. has shown his offensive potential as he continues to improve as a scorer and shooter from beyond the arc. He had 23 points and seven rebounds in 22 minutes played against the Clippers.
A surprising move by the Denver Nuggets saw Jeff Green start in the team’s center position. The Nuggets also provided key minutes for Bol Bol and Zeke Nnaji in their big-man rotation.
Denver Nuggets rookie Nah’Shon Hyland also had a splendid performance. In the 24 minutes he played, Hyland had 19 points, four rebounds, and two assists.
Heading into the next game, Denver is also looking forward to the return of its superstar Nikola Jokic. Jokic missed the first game to attend the birth of his son and he is expected to join the team for their match against the Golden State Warriors.
Golden State Warriors Preview
Coming off their dominant performance against the Portland Trail Blazers, the Golden State Warriors appear poised to return to contention for the playoffs. While Klay Thompson’s return is still some way off, the Warriors have found new talent to replace him.
A great performance from Jordan Poole helped the Warriors pull away from the Blazers. Poole had 30 points, five rebounds, and five assists in 22 minutes of playing time against a full-strength Blazers roster.
The Golden State Warriors also got big minutes from their newest acquisition, Otto Porter Jr., who scored 19 points in 18 minutes played. Another great sign for the Warriors was seeing Andrew Wiggins in costume. With recent news confirming his vaccination status, Wiggins’ availability to the team could make a big difference in his bid for success.
Nuggets vs Warriors match prediction
Although the Golden State Warriors are coming off a win and appear to have the momentum heading into this game, the size of the Denver Nuggets could pose a bigger problem to deal with. The game will be a difficult duel between the teams, and Denver will have a better chance of winning the rebounding battle.
With Jokic’s potential return to the lineup, Denver could run its offense differently as well. Jokic brings some dynamism to his offense, which could help the Denver Nuggets exploit the full potential of their finalists and earn a victory.
Where to watch the game Nuggets vs Warriors?
The NBA preseason game between the Denver Nuggets and the Golden State Warriors will be televised on NBC Sports Bay Area. The game will also be streamed on the NBA app using NBA League Pass.