May 30, 2023

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Can rookie Peyton Watson crack Nuggets’ postseason plans?

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Steph Curry had Jamal Murray in his hip pocket, beat by a step as he elevated to lay in a finger roll with 2 minutes, 35 seconds to go Sunday night in Denver.

The Nuggets had a small lineup on the floor and once Curry got into the lane, he saw essentially nothing but the orange rim and an easy bucket in front of him.

Peyton Watson had other ideas. He dropped down from the top of the key, timed his leap and spiked the ball off the backboard, blocking Curry’s shot for the third and most emphatic time in Denver’s’ 112-110 victory over the Warriors.

The rejection, like Watson’s coming out party over Denver’s past two games, arrived loudly and out of nowhere.

And it comes with an additional question attached: Is the rookie playing his way from developmental project into a…

Parker Gabriel

2023-04-03 09:55:04

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