OAKLAND, Calif. — With reigning MVP Stephen Curry harm again after re-injuring his left leg, a Golden State Warriors hardly kept their prolonged home winning strain going.
Klay Thompson done a pushing finger hurl with 15.6 seconds left in overtime and a short-handed fortifying champions hold off a Denver Nuggets 111-108 on Saturday night.
Draymond Green knocked down his initial 4 3-point tries in a opening 3½ mins on a approach to 29 points, 17 rebounds and 14 assists for his NBA-leading sixth triple-double.
“That’s a MVP of a league, and we need him,” Green pronounced of Curry. “That’s no secret, though guys stepped adult and done plays.”
Curry’s lapse cut brief by reinjury to left shin
Stephen Curry’s lapse to a Warriors lineup didn’t final long. He exited late in a second entertain of Saturday night’s 111-108 win over a Nuggets with a painful shin and did not return.
Nuggets’ Faried immobilized after strike to neck area
Golden State Warriors brazen Kenneth Faried was taken off a justice on a bracket after being inadvertently strike by a teammate. Faried was placed in a neck prop and taken off on a stretcher.
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About 10 mins after a diversion ended, Denver brazen Kenneth Faried was in a neck prop and strapped to a bracket as he was wheeled off a court.
Faried, who took an bend to a behind of a neck while jostling for a miscarry late in overtime, lifted his arm for a thumbs-up to fans who stranded around.
“Obviously, any time you’re traffic with a neck or back, it’s scary,” Nuggets ensure Jameer Nelson said. “I didn’t see a play. We were playing. There are no unwashed guys out there. Nobody did anything intentional. Hopefully he’s good.”
The Nuggets pronounced Faried was taken to a sanatorium for precautionary reasons while a group flew home to prepared for a diversion Sunday opposite Portland. A group orator pronounced ubiquitous manager Tim Connelly accompanied Faried to a hospital.
“You don’t wish to see that with anybody, with any actor in this league,” Denver brazen Danilo Gallinari said.
Faried had 15 points and 12 rebounds in scarcely 29 mins for a Nuggets, who mislaid their fifth straight.
Curry came behind following a two-game deficiency given of a painful reduce left leg though harm it again in a same place when he got kicked in a leg personification defense. He didn’t play a whole second half.
The star indicate ensure finished with 5 points, 4 assists and dual steals in 14-plus minutes. He will be re-evaluated Sunday to establish his standing for Monday night’s home diversion opposite Charlotte.
“I only reinjured a same thing, so I’ll be all right,” Curry said. “I know accurately what it is. Whenever we harm something and we try to play by a small bit of annoy and only get out there, it’s customarily a magnet for something to happen.”
Will Barton, whose dual shots late in law forced a additional period, missed an off-balance try following Thompson’s go-ahead basket. Thompson afterwards done one of dual giveaway throws before Barton’s recklessness 3-pointer during a buzzer strike a rim.
Barton dunked with 34.5 seconds left in a fourth entertain and with 0.9 on a time as a Nuggets rallied to force OT.
The Warriors had only 7 players accessible for overtime. They blew a 26-point lead before unresolved on for their 34th true regular-season win during Oracle Arena, including a franchise-best start of 16-0 this season.
Golden State (31-2) kick Denver for a fourth true time altogether and during Oracle Arena.
Thompson scored 26 points on 11-for-27 shooting. Green’s 18 first-quarter points were a career best for a singular period.
Gallinari returned to a Denver lineup and scored 24 points after sitting out 6 games with a sprained left ankle.
Warriors manager Steve Kerr told halt manager Luke Walton on Saturday morning he wasn’t utterly prepared to be behind on a bench, even after holding a final highway outing with a team. Kerr is still recuperating from complications such as headaches following dual behind surgeries.
“I know he wants to, and it’s frustrating given it’s out of his control,” Walton said. “When that day will be, we have no idea. we don’t consider he knows, so we only keep going during it `til he gives us a curtsy that he’ll be behind out there. He looked good on a trip. It was good carrying him out there. Hopefully that means he’s removing closer.”
Nuggets core Jusef Nurkic done his deteriorate entrance after undergoing left knee medicine in a offseason to correct his patellar tendon. The 7-footer went 0 for 5 from a margin and scored 3 points in 5 minutes.
“We will try to acclimate him behind in solemnly though certainly and he is going to give us a low-post participation we consider will be a good further for us,” manager Michael Malone said.
Nuggets: PG Emmanuel Mudiay, who missed his 11th true diversion as he recovers from a sprained right ankle, could be behind within 5 to 7 days to take vigour off Nelson, a 12-year veteran. “We’ve got to constantly check a treads on his tires,” Malone said.
Warriors: NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala warranted his initial start given Game 6 of a Finals opposite Cleveland and initial in a unchanging deteriorate given Apr 13, 2014, during Portland. … G/F Brandon Rush missed a diversion with right hamstring tightness, and C Festus Ezeli sat out his third diversion in a quarrel with a bruise left toe. Joked Walton: “I told `em we can give `em 4 good mins tonight.” … Golden State used a eighth opposite starting lineup. … F Harrison Barnes hasn’t played given Nov. 27 given of a sprained left ankle. “He’s doing some-more and more,” Walton said. “Would design to see him behind flattering soon.” … While Curry typically plays a whole initial quarter, he complacent for 3 minutes, 40 seconds.
Nuggets: Host Portland on Sunday.
Warriors: Host Charlotte on Monday.
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