After a two-year absence from the playoffs, the Warriors missed out on an opportunity at their first postseason sequence win of this yr in Sunday’s Game 4. They wouldn’t let one other alternative go unclaimed on Wednesday.
Golden State used a fourth-quarter comeback to remove the Nuggets and advance to the Western Conference semifinals, beating Denver at residence, 102–98. The Warriors had a 32–20 scoring benefit within the last interval, turning up the depth on the defensive finish to erase an eight-point deficit.
The two sides have been even at halftime earlier than the Nuggets took management of the sport within the third quarter. Golden State was in a position to bounce again, although, thanks largely to Stephen Curry. The two-time MVP had 11 of his 30 factors within the fourth quarter, and completed the sport with 5 rebounds, 5 assists and two steals. Curry additionally shot 10-for-22 from the sphere and 5-for-11 on three-pointers.
Gary Payton II added 15 factors off the bench, together with 10 within the fourth. Klay Thompson completed with 15 factors, 9 rebounds, three assists and 4 steals. The Warriors pressured Denver into 15 turnovers.
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Reigning MVP Nikola Jokić had one other monster recreation, main the Nuggets with 30 factors, 19 rebounds and eight assists. DeMarcus Cousins added 19 factors on 8-for-12 taking pictures.
The Warriors will face the winner of the Grizzlies and Timberwolves sequence, which Memphis at present leads, 3–2. Game 6 of that sequence is scheduled for Friday. Golden State would have residence courtroom benefits ought to Minnesota come again and win, however must go on the street for Game 1 if Memphis advances.
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