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  • Writer's pictureFagothethird Franklin

The splash brothers helped the Warriors advance to the next round, defeating Denver 102-98

The Warriors knocked off the Nuggets in a fourth quarter comeback.

After not closing out Nikola Jokic and his crew in Game 5, the Warriors had a chance to send the Nuggets back home without any dipping sauce. All they needed to do was get back to playing Golden State basketball and rotate the ball to the open shooters. The "splash" brothers inserted themselves in the game early on, but the greatest show on the court had trouble stopping Aaron Gordon. Gordon, DeMarcus Cousins and Jokic was pilling up points in the paint, keeping the game competitive in the first half. Golden State was held in check the finally four minutes scoring only four points and turned the ball over five times in the second quarter. At the end of the break, the game was knotted up at 48.

After overcoming a 10 point deficit in the third quarter, Steph Curry started to catch fire and started to make it rain .Curry was throwing the Nuggets in the grinder and made them into stew. He finished the quarter, scoring 13 points. Despite the steaming Curry, the Warriors had trouble containing Cousins and second chance shots by Denver. At the end of the third, the Nuggets had a 78-70 lead.

The Warriors went on one of those runs that had the earth shaking at the start of the fourth. They cut Denver's lead to three after a 12-4 run and was within striking distance of the lead midway in the quarter. After Klay Thompson hit a tough step back jumper, the Warriors took the lead and held the Nuggets to 0 points on a three minute drought. Golden State got key baskets late in the game and walked away with a victory.

Curry finished with 30

Thompson finished with 15 points and 9 rebounds

Gary Payton II finished with 15


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