The Denver Nuggets fell on the road to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday 112-97 in a game with major playoff implications. The loss drops the Nuggets down to the eight seed in the Western Conference standings, with both the Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz only a game behind.
Golden State's bench scored 57 points to power the Warriors to victory. Seven Warriors reached double-digits in scoring, led by 20 points from guard Brandon Rush. Power forward David Lee put up 17 points and nine rebounds in the win, while rookie guard Klay Thompson had 15 points.
Ty Lawson had some damning words for his teammates following the loss, saying the defeat to a third sub-.500 team in three weeks was unacceptable for his team. Lawson fueled Denver in the loss, finishing with a team-high 21 points and six assists. Al Harrington added 19 points off the bench for Denver. Arron Afflalo had 16 points and four rebounds.
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