The two-time NBA MVP has missed the Warriors' last three games after he suffered an adductor strain in his left leg last week and will spend at least another 10 days on the sidelines.
'Melo averaged 31.2 minutes in 10 games with the Rockets.
Curry was injured during a November 8 game against the Milwaukee Bucks and has been sidelined the past three games. But at the same time, I'm going to be a better player.
"We needed the win", said Hernangomez after the Nuggets' most lopsided victory of the season.
"We just had a game", Durant said after being peppered with questions about Green.
Kevin Durant had 20 points for the Warriors on a night they were just 4 of 18 on 3-pointers.
The defending champion Warriors expect to come out stronger after the Kevin Durant-Draymond Green feud.
"It's like there's a different 3-point line, and we've got to be aware of that". "Carmelo had a tremendous approach during his time with the Rockets and accepted every role head coach Mike D'Antoni gave him".
"Sometimes they get the best of me and it doesn't work to my favor".
The Warriors will play the Spurs, Rockets and Mavericks on the upcoming road trip.
Curry leads the league in scoring with 29.5 points a game this season, adding 6.1 assists and five rebounds in 12 games.
Juancho Hernangomez scored a season-high 25 points and Paul Millsap and Gary Harris scored 18 each as seven Denver players scored in double figures.
Not a single Warriors starter made a three-pointer - a first since March of 2013.