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2013 NBA Playoff Picks Warriors vs Nuggets Game 2


The Golden State Warriors will attempt to avoid a 0-2 series hole tonight when they square off against the Nuggets at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Tip off in this evening’s Game 2 meeting is set for 10:30pm ET; the game will be broadcast live on TNT. 2013 NBA Playoff Picks have the Nuggets listed as a -8 against the spread and -420 moneyline favorite. The Over/Under is set at 208 points and the Warriors are drawing +330 odds to even the series at 1-1.

 
Golden State turned in a far better Game 1 effort than most thought it would, but, ultimately, the night ended badly for Mark Jackson’s squad. The Warriors were thwarted 97-95 thanks to a last second layup by the Nuggets Andre Miller and they lost All-Star forward David Lee for the remainder of the playoffs to a torn hip flexor muscle.
 
Lee was one of two Golden State players (reserve guard Jarrett Jack) to finish with a double-double in the loss as he collected 10 points and 14 rebounds before exiting the game for good. Klay Thompson led the Warriors, who shot just 41.3 percent as a team, with 22 points; Stephen Curry added 19, but he missed on 13 of his 20 field goal attempts.
 
The Nuggets, who were out-rebounded 45 to 55 and hit on just 3-of-16 from beyond the arc, were led by the aforementioned Miller. Miller tallied 28 points in 27 minutes off the bench; he was one of five Denver players to score in double figures (Ty Lawson, Wilson Chandler, Evan Fournier, Corey Brewer).
 
The Nuggets victory marked their fifth win in their last five meetings with the Warriors. Denver, which improved to 39-3 at the Pepsi Center on Saturday, is also 5-1 in its last six home games against Golden State, defeating the Warriors by an average of 17.2 points per game.
 
Notable Trend(s): The Warriors are 1-8 straight up but 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games as a road dog in the month of April.
 
2013 NBA Playoff Picks Warriors vs Nuggets Game 2:
 
Golden State Warriors +8 (-110), Over 208 (-110), +330 (Moneyline)
 
Denver Nuggets -8 (-110), Under 208 (-110), -420 (Moneyline)
 
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