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2013 NBA Playoffs
Andre Iguodala recorded 25 points and 12 boards as the Denver Nuggets stayed alive with a 107-100 win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of their Western Conference first-round clash Tuesday at Pepsi Center.
Iguodala shot 10-for-17 from the field on top of seven assists while Ty Lawson and Wilson Chandler added 19 points apiece to carry the Nuggets to a crucial win at home where they just lost three times in the regular season.
Kenneth Faried tallied 13 points and 10 boards, Andre Miller had 11 and JaVale McGee added 10 points and eight boards for the Nuggets, who led by as many as 22 in the third before holding on for the win to trim the Warriors' lead to 3-2.
Harrison Barnes scored 23 points and nine rebounds while Jarrett Jack added 20 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Warriors, who still can clinch the series at home Thursday. Only eight teams have come back from a 3-1 series deficit.
Klay Thompson recorded 19 points while Stephen Curry was limited to 15 points on 7-for-19 shooting on top of eight assists.
The Nuggets jumped out to a 36-22 lead in the first period by limiting the Warriors to 42.1 percent shooting and committing just one turnover.
In the second, Chandler scored eight straight points to give the Nuggets a 66-44 lead with 23 seconds left settling for a 20-point lead at the break.
The Warriors again trailed by 22 points in the opening minute of the third quarter but Barnes sparked a 19-6 run that trimmed the deficit to 74-65 with 5:02 remaining.
However, Iguodala scored five points and found Kosta Koufos for a dunk while Lawson buried a triple during a 12-0 spurt that pushed Denver's lead back to 21.
The Nuggets were ahead, 92-73, with 8:43 remaining in the fourth quarter when the Warriors unleashed a furious rally to trim the gap to 100-95 with 2:15 left. However, Denver retaliated with a 7-3 run to put the game away.
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Andre Iguodala Stars as Nuggets down Warriors in Game 5