Golden State 105, Denver 116

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, January 13, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Officials - #54 Nick Buchert, #14 Ed Malloy, #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 15861

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Golden State 25 29 33 18 105
Denver 27 25 27 37 116

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Golden State 23-13 12-5 11-8 L1
Denver 23-16 14-2 9-14 W5

Recap

Nuggets 116, Warriors 105: Danilo Gallinari scored eight of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and Ty Lawson added 20 as host Denver dominated the final period en route to its fifth straight win.

Wilson Chandler (hip) returned from a 30-game absence and chipped in 14 points off the bench while Corey Brewer scored 13 for the Nuggets, who outscored the Warriors 37-18 in the fourth quarter.

Stephen Curry went 7-of-9 from 3-point range and finished with 29 points to lead Golden State. David Lee collected 23 and 13 rebounds and Harrison Barnes scored 21 for the Warriors, who have dropped three of four.

Golden State was leading 89-83 after Jarrett Jack’s basket with 10:23 left but went over three minutes without a point while the Nuggets scored on nine straight possessions. Brewer scored six points and Kenneth Faried converted a three-point play during the 16-0 run that put Denver on top.

Lee finally stopped the bleeding with a dunk and Curry hit 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions to chop it back to 100-97 before Brewer answered with his own from beyond the arc. Gallinari scored five straight points to make it an 11-point cushion at 108-97.

The Warriors would get it down to single digits once more when Barnes hit a 3-pointer with four minutes to play but Curry had a pass stolen and then had a shot blocked as the Nuggets pushed it back out.

Curry went 5-of-6 from beyond the arc in the first half to help take a 54-52 lead into the break and Golden State would lead by as much as 10 points in the third quarter before settling for an 87-79 cushion to start the fourth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Warriors had not dropped as many as three of four since Nov. 5-10. … This marks the end of the regular-season series between the teams, with Denver taking three of four. … Golden State only went to the foul line eight times, connecting on six, while the Nuggets went 21-of-27 from the stripe. … The Warriors committed 18 turnovers, leading to 29 points.

Top Game Performances

Golden State   Denver
Stephen Curry 29 Scoring Danilo Gallinari 21
Jarrett Jack 8 Assists Andre Miller 8
David Lee 13 Rebounds Kenneth Faried 10
Kent Bazemore 2 Free Throws Made Ty Lawson 6
Harrison Barnes 1 Steals Andre Iguodala 5
Carl Landry 2 Blocks Kenneth Faried 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Golden State 105 51.8 13-24 6-8 28 39 5 3 18
Denver 116 47.8 9-27 21-27 27 44 2 11 8

Upcoming Games

  • Denver will play their next game at home against Portland. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .591 after a win and .588 after a loss.
  • Golden State will play their next game at home against Miami. The Warriors have a W/L % of .542 after a win and .833 after a loss.