The Warriors simply couldn’t handle the pressure from the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night. Denver turned up the intensity on the defensive end in the fourth quarter causing Golden State to crumble to a 116-105 loss. Warriors point guard Stephen Curry led the way with 29 points and seven assists. David Lee had 23 points, 13 rebounds and six assists. Jarrett Jack had 10 points and eight assists off the bench.
DENVER – Danilo Gallinari scored 21 points, Ty Lawson had 20, and the Denver Nuggetsrallied to beat the Golden State Warriors 116-105 on Sunday night for their season-high fifth straight win.
Wilson Chandler scored 14 points in his first game in two months for Denver after being sidelined since early November because of pain in his left hip.
Stephen Curry scored 29 points, including seven 3-pointers, to lead Golden State. David Leeadded 23 points and 13 rebounds, and Harrison Barnes had 21 points.
Down by eight going into the fourth quarter, Denver opened the period with a 19-2 flurry to go up 98-89. After Curry hit back-to-back 3s to get the Warriors to 100-97 with 6:10 remaining, the Nuggets pulled away.
Brewer, who finished with 13 points, and Gallinari hit 3-pointers around a dunk by Gallinari to rebuild the Nuggets’ lead to 108-97, and the Warriors didn’t threaten again.
One of the most memorable moments of this game was the Rockets’ mascot clutch. Why was he there? Scouting? (photo below)