Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Andre Miller poured in a game-high 28 points,
including the game-winning layup with 1.2 seconds remaining, to lift the
Denver Nuggets to a 97-95 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday
in a Western Conference quarterfinal matchup at Pepsi Center.
Golden State superstar Stephen Curry connected on a 3-pointer from the left
corner to tie the game with 14.5 seconds remaining, but Miller answered at the
other end, as the crafty veteran drove to his left before switching to his
right and finishing a layup to send the Nuggets to their 24th consecutive home
Ty Lawson tallied 12 points, while Wilson Chandler chipped in 11 points and 13
rebounds for the third-seeded Nuggets, who have won 24 of their last 27 games
Evan Fournier got the start in place of forward Kenneth Faried, who was in
uniform, but did not play due to a left ankle problem. Fournier finished with
Klay Thompson paced the Warriors with 22 points, while Curry contributed 19
points and nine assists for Golden State, which earned the sixth seed in the
West and is in the postseason for the first time since 2006-07.
David Lee added 10 points and 14 boards, but left early in the fourth quarter
and did not return after sustaining a probable right hip flexor strain.
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