Golden State 112, Denver 97

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 7, 2012 10:30 PM
Location - Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Officials - #74 Curtis Blair, #18 Matt Boland, #9 Derrick Stafford
Attendance - 18942

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 27 22 26 22 97
Golden State 26 30 29 27 112

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 30-26 16-12 14-14 L1
Golden State 22-33 12-16 10-17 W1

Recap


WARRIORS 112, NUGGETS 97: Brandon Rush scored 20 points and David Lee added 17 to help Golden State beat visiting Denver in the first of consecutive games between the teams.

Klay Thompson scored 15 points and Nate Robinson added 14 as the Warriors won for only the second time in nine games.

Ty Lawson scored 21 points and Al Harrington added 19 for the Nuggets, who dropped to eighth in the Western Conference playoff race and are just one game ahead of the Utah Jazz.

The two teams meet again Monday in Denver.

Golden State shot 52.3 percent from the field and played one of its top all-around games since dealing high-scoring guard Monta Ellis to the Milwaukee Bucks at the trading deadline.

The Nuggets rallied from a 17-point deficit to trail just 92-87 with 7 1/2 minutes to play. Lee scored on a layup to start a 15-2 run and Rush hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Warriors an 18-point lead with four minutes remaining.

Rush had four of Golden State’s eight 3-point baskets.

Dorell Wright scored 11 points for the Warriors, who received 10 points apiece from Richard Jefferson and Jeremy Tyler.

Arron Afflalo added 16 points and Andre Miller scored 14 for Denver.

Golden State led 56-49 at halftime before scoring the first seven points of the second half. The Warriors increased the lead to 74-57 midway through the third quarter on a layup by Wright.

Denver responded with an 11-2 run to pull within eight and trailed 85-75 entering the final quarter.

Afflalo scored 13 first-quarter points to give the Nuggets a 27-26 lead. Golden State went ahead 40-37 midway through the second quarter on a three-point play by Dominic McGuire.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Rush has scored 20 or more points three times this season. … Harrington has made nine 3-pointers over the last two games. … Tyler scored in double figures for the second straight game. … Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari (thumb) has missed 10 straight games but hopes to return Monday.

Top Game Performances

Denver   Golden State
Ty Lawson 23 Scoring Brandon Rush 20
Ty Lawson 6 Assists Charles Jenkins 8
JaVale McGee 6 Rebounds David Lee 9
Ty Lawson 4 Free Throws Made Richard Jefferson 3
Corey Brewer 2 Steals Dominic McGuire 3
JaVale McGee 4 Blocks Andris Biedrins 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 97 46.2 8-25 15-20 22 35 6 6 16
Golden State 112 52.3 8-21 12-16 25 41 8 9 13

Upcoming Games

  • Golden State will play their next game on the road against Denver. The Warriors have a W/L % of .381 after a win and .412 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game at home against Golden State. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .516 after a win and .560 after a loss.
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