Tip-Off for 5/3/13 (featuring James Brown): Golden State Warriors oust the Denver Nuggets in Game 6 with 92-88 victory; Brooklyn Nets stun Chicago Bulls 95-92 to force a Game 7
(NY Daily Times)
Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors face the San Antonio Spurs in the second round.
David Lee returned for the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 against the Denver Nuggets. Lee went down in Game 1 with what was thought to be a torn hip flexor. This was either a playoff miracle or the worst of misdiagnosed injuries. Lee gave the crowd a huge boost with his appearance, playing only 1:24. Once again, it was Steph Curry to the rescue — scoring 14 of his 22 points in the 4th quarter to move the Warriors past the Nuggets 92-88 and into the second-round against the San Antonio Spurs.
The Chicago Bulls squandered the opportunity to finish the Brooklyn Nets at home in Game 6. Now this scrappy squad has to find a way to win on the road in a Game 7. Both teams went into second half funks, but the Nets were able to pull out a 95-92 victory.
Nets 95 – Bulls 92 – Chicago outscored Brooklyn 38-35 in an ugly second half or basketball. Chicago’s 16 turnovers were a primary culprit in the loss. Brook Lopez led the Nets with 17 points and Reggie Evans pulled down a game-high 15 boards. Deron Williams handed out 11 assists. Marco Belinelli led Chicago with 22 points and 7 assists. Joakim Noah finished with 15 rebounds. Game 7 is Saturday night in Brooklyn.
Series tied 3-3.
Warriors 92 – Nuggets 88 – David Lee gave his teammates a shot in the arm and Steph Curry shot Denver out of the playoffs. Curry handed out 8 assists to go with 22 points. Golden State’s biggest boost came from center Andrew Bogut — who had his first career playoff double-double with 15 points and 21 rebounds. Andre Iguodala led the Nuggets with a game-high 24 points and 6 assists. Kenneth Faried grabbed 11 boards.
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