The Warriors had a day off after Jonas Jerebko’s tip-in gave them a thrilling last-second, come-from-behind win over the Jazz on Friday while the Nuggets are on a back-to-back after Saturday’s 119-91 victory over the Suns.
Denver center Nikola Jokic had a triple-double in the win, scoring 35 points with 12 rebounds and 11 assists and joined Wilt Chamberlain as the only players with a triple-double with 30 or more points while not missing a field goal attempt. Damian Jones and Kevon Looney will be tasked with slowing down Jokic.
Warrior-killer Will Barton will not play for the Nuggets after taking a nasty fall and injuring his right hip Saturday. He was scheduled for an MRI Sunday.
Kevin Durant (38 points) and Stephen Curry (31) led Golden State’s rally from a 16-point third-quarter deficit.
The Warriors will play their third game in four nights on Monday when they host Phoenix and No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton.
Here are the projected starting lineups:
C Damian Jones
PF Draymond Green
SF Kevin Durant
SG Klay Thompson
PG Stephen Curry
C Nikola Jokic
PF Paul Millsap
SF Torrey Craig
SG Gary Harris
PG Jamal Murray