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.

Warriors win series 4-2.


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The reason why Dwyane Wade is still the Miami Heat’s leader (Jay Graves).

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3 Responses to “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”

  1. mapoui says:

    Denver caught going after Curry’s ankles.. Jackson was right to blow it up! Hastings needs to watch the replays.

    David Lee’s cameo was a massive team-building booster. tremendous tactic

    SA stars are growing a lil long in the tooth…can the Warriors chase them?

    interesting! ingredients for an upset in place

    the finals are picking up after a slow start. Chicago gave it away. seems hard for them to take it home now.

    the traditional nature of Boston/Knicks battles has asserted itself. look out! we shud be prepared for a seventh in this one

    the Grizz is the team I anticipated a huge run from this time around..are back in charge against the clip. the Clips wears the personality of Donald Sterling. too much to overcome no matter who plays for them.

    Sterling leaves in whatever way, they may win. the man is albatrosss

  2. mapoui says:

    Harden blew up last night! tremendous! poor Kevin! Harden is on the other side now.

    when the Rockets get Dwight Howard next year look out…the power shift in the west will continue big time.

    Drawing boards for the Lakers and San Antonio. they shud not delay.

  3. mapoui says:

    this is shaping up to be an eastern final between the Heat/winner of Indy and Knicks

    a western final between the Warriors/Memphis..and an NBA final between the Heat and the Grizz