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Game of the Night: Golden State Warriors Vs. Denver Nuggets

Apr 20, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) hits a game tying three point shot with 14.5 seconds left as Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson (3) defends during the second half of game one of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 97-95. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight’s game is a match-up between two very evenly matched teams. The Golden State Warriors head to Denver with a 15-13 record, just under the 14-12 Denver Nuggets – who hold the 8th seed – in the standings. These are two teams trying to keep up in this tough Western Conference, and two teams who didn’t think they would be this far down towards the bottom in their conference.

The Warriors are coming into this game struggling to find any type of consistency. While Stephen Curry continues to put this team on his back, Golden State continually struggles to keep up and take over their opponents. And same goes for the Nuggets.

Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried is doubtful for tonight’s game, after rolling his left ankle.

If Faried does not play, it will be a huge loss for the Nuggets, as Faried is averaging 8 rebounds a game, and brings tremendous explosiveness every time he steps on the court.

Stephen Curry vs. Ty Lawson will be the headline for tonight’s match-up; two underrated point guards who have been stepping up big-time for their teams.

Prediction: 

This should be a close and competitive battle, but Stephen Curry and the Warriors will pull away in the final minutes to win the game.

TV: CSNB (Warriors) | ALT (Nuggets) | Or Check League Pass

Time: 9:00 P.M. ET

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