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Golden State at Denver

Iguodala's 29 points lifts Nuggets

CBSSports.com wire reports
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DENVER -- Ty Lawson has a reputation for quickness and scoring. He can play defense, too.

Stephen Curry can attest to that.

Lawson had 18 points and nine assists and his defense on Golden State's top scorer was just as valuable in the Denver Nuggets' 102-91 victory over the Warriors on Friday night.

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Curry was held to six points in his lowest-scoring game since early last season.

"I think Ty and him have a little bit of a rivalry," Nuggets coach George Karl said. "Ty's pressure in the last couple of games has been getting better. He's understanding he can be a pest on that end of the court. He didn't get any open shots and we picked him up in transition."

Curry was in danger of going scoreless for the first time since his rookie season three years ago. He didn't score until he hit a 3-pointer with 3:21 left, and he hit another with 1:35 left to cut Denver's lead to 10 at 101-91.

"I don't know. It was a rough one out there for everybody," said Curry, who attempted only three shots through most of the game before hitting his final two. "I was coming back and forth off the bench and missed a lot of time in the first half. That's no excuse. I have to be more aggressive."

Lawson pressured Curry from the start, creating an early steal that led to Danilo Gallinari's dunk.

"I pressured him as much as I could. I knew if he didn't have a good game, it would be tough for them to stay in the game," Lawson said. "It would be difficult for them to stay in the game."

Andre Iguodala had 29 points -- 21 in the second half -- and Gallinari added 20 points for the Nuggets. They have won three straight.

David Lee led Golden State with 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Carl Landry had 19 points.

Klay Thompson had 16 points, all in the first half.

Despite Curry's struggles, Golden State led at half before the Nuggets took over after the break. The Warriors missed their first nine shots of the third quarter as Denver went from six down to ahead 62-53 lead. Iguodala scored nine points to ignite a 17-0 run that began at the end of the first half.

"We've been doing good adjusting out of halftime. The only negative is we can't let ourselves get down," Iguodala said. "We've got to be ready to start off well, take leads in the first half and try to put them away with those big runs in the third quarter."

With Curry scoreless, Landry and Jarrett Jack tried to pick up the slack. Landry had six straight points to pull Golden State to 66-63, but Lawson led the way as the Nuggets took a 78-70 lead heading into the fourth.

"We've been a second half team the last three games," Karl said. "The first six minutes of the third quarter were tremendous. Iguodala motivated a lot of that with his defense."

Denver used a 9-0 run at the 10 minute mark to pull away. Iguodala scored four points and JaVale McGee had a dunk and a free throw that made it 91-74 with 7:28 remaining.

"They turned it up a notch and we ran for the hills and didn't respond," Warriors coach Mark Jackson said. "We didn't help the cause by turning over the basketball and we allowed them transition points. So they got it going. But we didn't try to stop it. We actually helped them keep it going."

Notes

  • Lee has six straight double-doubles and seven in his last eight games.
  • Nuggets F Wilson Chandler sat out his fifth straight game. Chandler is still dealing with issues from offseason surgery on his left hip.
  • Iguodala's career high is 34.
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Andre Iguodala scores 21 points in the second half to help lead the Nuggets past the Warriors. (US Presswire)
Andre Iguodala scores 21 points in the second half to help lead the Nuggets past the Warriors. (US Presswire)

Scoreboard
Golden State (7-6)2132172191
Denver (7-6) «23243124102
GS:D. Lee 21 Pts
GS:D. Lee 10 Reb
GS:J. Jack 4 Ast
DEN:A. Iguodala 29 Pts
DEN:K. Faried 11 Reb
DEN:T. Lawson 9 Ast
Players of the Game
Golden StateDenver

David Lee

Andre Iguodala
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
211032962
Golden State
K. Thompson, SG366-120-013216
D. Lee, C359-193-4103521
S. Curry, PG262-50-01346
F. Ezeli, C180-30-210020
H. Barnes, SF151-52-22154
J. Jack, PG357-162-204217
C. Landry, PF306-117-884319
D. Green, SF210-30-06150
A. Biedrins, C120-00-07110
C. Jenkins, PG124-50-00218
J. Tyler, PF10-00-00000
K. Bazemore, SG10-10-00000
R. Jefferson, SFDid Not Play
A. Bogut, CDid Not Play
B. Rush, SGDid Not Play
Totals 35-8014-1845223091
 43.8%77.8% 
Denver
A. Iguodala, SG3911-194-662329
T. Lawson, PG377-133-529018
K. Faried, SF364-81-511139
D. Gallinari, SF358-204-672320
K. Koufos, C191-30-05132
J. McGee, C252-72-46016
A. Miller, PG222-32-21426
C. Brewer, SF224-101-21229
J. Hamilton, SF51-10-00013
W. Chandler, SFDid Not Play
A. Randolph, PFDid Not Play
T. Mozgov, CDid Not Play
J. Stone, PGDid Not Play
E. Fournier, SGDid Not Play
Q. Miller, SFDid Not Play
Totals 40-8417-30392118102
 47.6%56.7% 
Other Games
Cle 104 Final
Orl 108
Atl 101 Final
Char 91
OKC 100 Final
Bos 108
Tor 90 Final
Det 91
LAC 76 Final
Brook 86
NY 103 Final
Hou 131
SA 104 Final
Ind 97
LAL 98 Final
Mem 106
NO 108 Final
Pho 111
Sac 102 Final
Utah 104
Min 95 Final
Port 103