In San Francisco, Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry or Head Coach Steve Kerr trusted to lobes hymns on Jordan Poolen, after the youngster had put an impressive playoff debut. Nikola Jokic also had to respond to the opponent.

“Jordan Poole, Wow. What a Playoff debut,” Thompson said after the 123: 107 success of Warriors against the Nuggets in Game 1 of the First Round. “He’s a star in making!” Previously, Poole had 30 points at 9/13 from the field and 5/7 from Downtown in the first playoff game of his career.

“He’s 22 years old and stands out there and makes effortlessly 30 points. I can not say enough positive things about him,” says Thompson. His coach Steve Kerr tried at least with this approach: “He is not afraid of the big moments. He works every day to prepare for himself.”

That was apparently paid. Poole is the third player in the franchise history, which achieved at least 30 points in his playoff debut. The others are Wilt Chamberlain and Mitch Richmond. In addition, Poole ranked with his performance in a series with yes Morant (32), Anthony Edwards (36) and Tyrese Maxey (38) – NBA-Youngsters under 22, which at the first playoff day on Saturday cracked the 30 points.

“He demonstrated that he is pretty much ready for every moment,” Curry also praised his comeback against Denver after four weeks of injury. For the time being, however, from the bank, but the Poole started. How this will look in game 2 is still open. When asked if he did not have a good letter of application for a future starter post, Poole said only with a mischievous smile: “No comment”.

Warriors vs. Nuggets: Nikola Jokic dents Golden State Respect

Whether as Sixth man or starter, the Warriors have with curry, Thompson and pool in any case a “pretty deadly” trio, as Pool claimed. In addition, however, the defense also felt that nuggets star Nikola Jokic had to recognize.

“They beat us in every aspect of the game,” said the MVP candidate, who scored 25 points, but also needed 25 throws (12 matches). “I think I just throw a few throw away, but they have also defended me well. They have Draymond [Green], who was already defensive Player of the Year. They have different tools. But I have to be better, I have to be better, I have to at least make the corpseger and the simple throws. “

Why the referees relatively little contact and he just stood twice at the frewurflinie, Jokic wanted to be a fear of a fine but would rather not answer. In addition to Green, however, Kevon Looney also made his cause against the Serbs neat, and the targeted double teams worked. Laut ESPN Stats & Info Stand Denver at 0/5 FG to Double teams against Jokic, including 0/3 FG after passenger passes.

Warriors-Coach Kerr wanted to rest after the successful playoff-prelude but not too much. “Game 2 After a comfortable victory is always a difficult entertainment,” Kerr said. “We know what to come to us. Denver had many successes in the playoffs.” Game 2 takes place at night on Tuesday in San Francisco.

Warriors vs. Nuggets: The series at a glance (1-0)

Game Date Time Home Away result
1 17. April 2.30 clock Golden State Warriors Denver Nuggets 123: 107
2 19. April 4 o’clock Golden State Warriors Denver Nuggets
3 22. April 4 o’clock Denver Nuggets Golden State Warriors

4 | 24. April | 21.30 Denver Nuggets | Golden State Warriors | –

Jordan Poole explodes for 30 in playoff debut as Warriors win Game 1 vs. Nuggets | NBC Sports BA
5 * | 28. April | TBD | Golden State Warriors | Denver Nuggets | –
6 * | 30. April | TBD | Denver Nuggets | Golden State Warriors | –
7 * | 1. May | TBD | Golden State Warriors | Denver Nuggets | –

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