OAKLAND, Calif. — The Denver Nuggets are in Oracle arena tonight for a matchup with the Golden State Warriors. Unlike most teams throughout the league, Denver has actually had a good deal of success against the reigning champs as of late. The Nuggets are 2-3 in their past five matchups against the Warriors with their last meeting resulting in a 96-81 Nuggets win at Oracle on Dec. 23.
That victory came without Stephen Curry, who missed the game with an ankle injury. The two-time Most Valuable Player recently returned to the Warriors' lineup and picked up right where he left off. Curry has posted four-straight games of at least 29 points and tallied 45 points on just 21 shots in Golden State's 121-105 win over the Clippers on Saturday.
Curry can hurt a defense from anywhere. He's the best three-point shooter of all-time, is hitting 41 percent of his threes this year and is shooting better than 49 percent from the field.
However, there's one type of shot in Curry's arsenal that Nuggets' coach Michael Malone and his team are most concerned with heading into tonight's matchup.