Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - The Golden State Warriors are headed to the
Western Conference semifinals, but only after nearly blowing an 18-point lead
in the fourth quarter.
Stephen Curry scored 14 of his 22 points in a momentum-changing third quarter
and Golden State fended off a furious Denver comeback to win Game 6 in a 92-88
Andrew Bogut stepped up with 14 points and 21 rebounds after a silent start to
the series, and the sixth-seeded Warriors, appearing in the postseason for the
first time since 2007, held Denver to 35 percent shooting to advance.
Draymond Green chipped in 16 points and 10 boards, including six critical
points after the Nuggets made things interesting with a late 13-0 run.
David Lee surprisingly made a brief appearance in the first quarter, and it's
unclear whether the All-Star forward will play in the next round against the
San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs completed their sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers
Denver, as the West's No. 3 seed, lost all three games at Oracle Arena and
heads home early following its 57-win regular season. Andre Iguodala led the
way Thursday with 24 points, nine rebounds and six assists, while Ty Lawson
added 17 points, though the point guard had just five after halftime.
Wilson Chandler scored 11 points, but shot just 5-of-17 from the floor and
missed a potential tying runner in the final minute.
The Sports Network