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Nuggets finish season at home against Warriors

Well, the season of injuries and discontent is coming to an unscrupulous end for the Denver Nuggets tonight as they finish off this difficult 2013-2014 season against the Golden State Warriors with a nationally televised game at Pepsi Center.   The Nuggets come into the game winners of 3 of their last 4, and the Warriors come in getting ready for a playoff matchup against either the L. A. Clippers or the OKC Thunder, depending on the outcome of tonight’s games.  The Nuggets have been playing some fairly good basketball for the last few weeks and hope to end their season on a high note by knocking off the team that ousted them from the playoffs last year when they were the 3 seed and the Warriors were the 6 seed.  Kenneth Faried has been going all “Manimal” on opponents lately averaging a stout 22 points and 13 rebounds in his last 4 games.  Timofey Mozgov is rounding into a very good NBA Center coming off a 3 game stretch in which he has averaged 21 and 17.  The Warriors will play this game without starting center Andrew Bogut, who is out for at least tonight and the first round of the playoffs with a rib fracture.  That should open up things inside for Faried and Mozzy to work their magic in front of the home crowd for the last time this season.  Randy Foye has a potential milestone to hit in this game.  The Nuggets resident 3 points specialist has made 186 three pointers on the season and needs 5 more tonight to tie the Nuggets all time season high for 3’s made in a season, matching the record set by Dale Ellis with 191 in the 1997 season.  If he can get 6 on the night he would set the franchise record for 3’s made in a single season.  This would be a nice way to end a very difficult season for the Powder Blue Crew.  Stephen Curry is still on the scene to make things tough for the Nuggs tonight as he comes into the game with an average of 24 points per game.  The smooth 3 point shooter will be a handful for the Nuggets Points Guards to handle, and if he falters, Klay Thompson could be the player that makes the big shot for the Warriors in this one.  I think the Nuggets will come out with energy and intensity on this night because it is their last time to play an NBA game this season and take out the Warriors by a 117-110 score and send the Nuggets faithful home happy one last time in 2014.  Faried will lead the team in scoring with 23 points, Mozzy will collect 14 reboounds and Foye will fall just short of the single season record by knocking down four 3’s and end the season with 190.  Follow the game, Nuggets notes and news and other tidbits on Twitter @Nugg_Love.

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