Carroll's Keys: Nuggets-Warriors 

April, 7, 2012
By John Carroll | Scouts Inc.

The Denver Nuggets and the Golden State Warriors will face each other in back-to-back games Saturday and Monday. They have played just one time this season, with the Warriors winning that contest 109-101 in early February. Saturday’s game will have a much different flavor than the earlier matchup because of the absence of Monta Ellis.

This is an important game for the Nuggets because they are fighting for the last playoff spot in the West. They are tied for the Nos. 7-8 playoff positions with the Houston Rockets, but they have the Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz on their heels, just a game behind them in the standings. On the other hand, the Warriors are out of the playoff race and are just 3-7 in their last 10 games.