With everything on the line, the 1-3 Denver Nuggets have one last chance at advancing as they face the Golden State Warriors in Game 5.
Although the Phoenix Suns were the most dominant NBA team all season with a franchise-best record of 64-18, they quickly went 2-2 against New Orleans without Devin Booker. Booker is still out until at least Game 6, but the Suns found a way to defeat the Pelicans in Game 5. With Golden State, the hurdles are not as big to jump: the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference leads their series against the Denver Nuggets 3-1.
Prime MVP candidate Nikola Jokic found a way to prevent Golden State from winning it all in Game 4, but even the powerful center hasn’t been able to stop the Warriors on his own. A recently reunited cast of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green is enough to frighten any opponent.
This could be the game that sends Golden State on another championship run, or it could be the game when the Nuggets fight back for one last chance. Everything is on the line in Game 5 of the Warriors vs. Nuggets series, which makes watching this game essential.
Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets Game 5 TV channel
Major TV networks are alternating broadcasts in the Warriors vs. Nuggets series, but for Game 5, TNT will be broadcasting the critical game. Tip-off at Chase Center will be at 10:00 p.m. ET.
Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets Game 5 live stream
Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets Game 5 prediction
The Warriors enjoy a homecourt advantage, which is reflected in the lopsided odds for this game. Rather than a sign of continued triumph, the captivating 126-121 win that the Nuggets enjoyed in Game 4 remains an anomaly in the series. Golden State is expected to prevent an upset from happening again, sealing Denver’s fate in another competitive match.
Prediction: Warriors 122, Nuggets 117
Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets Game 5 odds
According to BetSided, the odds for Game 5 put the Warriors heavily in favor.
The spread has the Warriors at -8.5 and the Nuggets at +8.5, and the moneyline is Nuggets +350 and Warriors -450. The over/under total is 226 via WynnBet.