After Kevin Durant called the Nuggets an “elite” team at Tuesday morning’s shootaround and Stephen Curry countered by saying the high-stakes matchups that pitted the top two teams in the West against one another was a “big game” for the two-time defending champs, you had the feeling that tonight’s tilt was one the Warriors wanted and one they wanted badly.

You could say that again.

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Harrison Wind

Harrison Wind covers the Nuggets for BSN Denver. He grew up in Colorado and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder. Harrison has covered the Nuggets for the last three seasons.