David Lee was the star of the game, scoring 31 points on 13-of-15 shooting to go along with nine rebounds and six assists. At one point, Lee reeled off 10 straight baskets.
Golden State needed Lee’s hot start to keep up with Denver and eventually overcome a 16-point deficit. The Nuggets were led by Andre Iguodala’s 22 points and Ty Lawson’s 17 points and nine assists.
Stephen Curry had one of his best games of the year, posting a double-double with 20 points and 10 assists.
Both teams played little defense to begin the game, and coach Mark Jackson looked decidedly irate. His team responded by holding the Nuggets to 45 second-half points after giving up 35 in the second quarter.
Lee and Curry proved too much for the Nuggets despite an Andre Iguodala game-winner being waived off as the clock expired. The final score stayed at 106-105.
Now for the game grades.