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Nuggets Warriors 3 takeaways Denver buzzer-beating win Golden State

Nikola Jokic's buzzer-beater led Denver Nuggets to third straight win over Warriors. Jokic needs help to get to All-Star game.

The Denver Nuggets secured a third straight win over the Golden State Warriors with Nikola Jokic's buzzer-beater from just inside half court, leading to a 130-127 victory in San Francisco. Here are three key takeaways from the game:

Firstly, Nikola Jokic's stellar performance solidified his case for a spot in the All-Star Game. With 34 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds, two steals, and a block, Jokic showcased his undeniable talent and why he deserves a place among the league's best players. However, he will need support from voters to ensure he is not the only representative for the Denver Nuggets in the All-Star Game.

Jamal Murray and Aaron Gordon also made strong cases for themselves as potential All-Star candidates, with Murray contributing 25 points and six assists, and Gordon adding 30 points and nine rebounds to the team's victory.

Secondly, the Nuggets struggled to contain the Splash Brothers, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, as both players had impressive scoring outputs against Denver. The Nuggets' defensive efforts were not enough to stifle the sharpshooters, with Curry leading the Warriors with 30 points and Thompson finishing with 24.

Lastly, coach Michael Malone made strategic decisions, including staggering Aaron Gordon's minutes to serve as Jokic's backup after halftime. The Nuggets overcame an 18-point deficit to secure the win, further highlighting the team's resilience and determination.

In summary, the Nuggets' victory against the Warriors was a hard-fought battle, showcasing their offensive prowess and resilience. The team will look to carry this momentum into their upcoming game against the Orlando Magic at Ball Arena.

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