The Denver Nuggets (35-44) came away with an exciting win over the team that bounced them in the first round of the playoffs last year. Stephen Curry would shoot a floater over the Nuggets in the paint with 4.7 seconds left to put the Warriors up 99-98. Kenneth Faried would take the last shot for the Nuggets, shooting a turnaround hook shot over Draymond Green with 0.5 seconds remaining as the Nuggets came away with the win, 100-99.
This win wouldn’t have happened without the remarkable play from big-man Timofey Mozgov. He would tie a career-high in points with 23, shooting 10-of-15 from the field. He would also haul in a career-high 29 rebounds as he seemingly was a vacuum tonight at the Oracle Arena. Teammate Kenneth Faried (who hit the game-winner) would score 18 points on 8-of-18 shooting, collecting 17 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal in the victory.
Stephen Curry did everything in his power to keep the Warriors in it but just came up short. He would score a team-high 24 points on 8-of-19 shooting, collecting 7 rebounds, 6 assists, and 4 steals. He would also go a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe. Klay Thompson would chip in 21 points of his own on 8-of-19 shooting, knocking down 3-of-6 shots from deep.
Randy Foye‘s performance was quieted down because of the spectacular play from Mozgov. Foye would score 20 points on 7-of-23 shooting to go along with 7 rebounds, 7 assists, and 1 block. Darrell Arthur would shoot a dismal 4-of-15 from the field but would however knock down two three-point shots to finish with 10 points. The Denver Nuggets as a team outrebounded the Warriors 63-to-38.
The Denver Nuggets return to action Friday night on the road as they take on the Los Angeles Lakers. Tip-off is scheduled for 10:30 PM ET, 8:30 PM MT.