Saturday Morning Suicides: The Lakers and Spurs stand on the brink; Steph Curry carries the Golden State Warriors to 110-108 victory over the Denver Nuggets to take 2-1 lead
Ty Lawson and the Denver Nuggets could only marvel at the exploits of “The Golden Child”.
The Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers have been pushed to the cusp of elimination after dropping the all-critical third game in their respective series. The Celtics were handled by the New York Knicks 90-76 as the series moved to Boston. The injury bug has literally crippled the Los Angeles Lakers — who were no match for the San Antonio Spurs in their 120-89 loss.
If Steph Curry was able to walk, he was going to play in Game 3 against the Denver Nuggets. What we didn’t know was how effective the Warriors guard would be on a sore ankle. Once again, Curry went in against the Denver Nuggets as the Warriors won for the second game on succession without forward David Lee. The Warriors took a 2-1 series lead with their 110-108 victory.
Knicks 90 – Celtics 76 – Poor shooting and turnovers coupled with no answer for Carmelo Anthony has dropped the C’s into a 3-0 hole. Anthony led New York with 26 points and Raymond Felton handed out 10 assists. Jeff Green scored 21 points and Kevin Garnett grabbed 17 boards for Boston.
New York leads 3-0.
Spurs 120 – Lakers 89 – The Lakers didn’t score 20 points in the first and third quarters. San Antonio shot a blistering 61 percent from the floor. The Lakers were outrebounded 59-35. Tim Duncan scored a game-high 26 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Dwight Howard led the Lakers with 25 points. Pau Gasol added 13 points and 10 assists.
San Antonio leads 3-0.
Warriors 110 – Nuggets 108 – The Warriors rallied back from a 12-point halftime deficit. Steph Curry finished with 29 points and 11 assists for the Warriors. Andrew Bogut grabbed 11 rebounds. Ty Lawson led the Nuggets with a game-high 35 points and 10 assists.
Golden State leads 2-1.
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