Nuggets rally past Warriors for 5th straight win

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 13, 2013 at 11:20 pm •  Published: January 13, 2013
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DENVER (AP) — Wilson Chandler returned after a two-month absence due to hip problems with a strong effort on both sides of the ball for the Denver Nuggets.

Chandler scored 14 points in 21 minutes, tops among Denver's reserves, and had two steals to key a big fourth-quarter run as the Nuggets rallied past the Golden State Warriors 116-105 Sunday night for their season-high fifth straight win.

"I got a little winded but hopefully that's something I've just got to fight through," said Chandler, who was playing for the first time since early November after undergoing surgery last spring to repair a labral tear in his left hip. "It felt good to be back out there having fun. Not being healthy last year and this year has been frustrating so I was glad I was out there for that long and felt that good."

Chandler's return provides another option for the Nuggets on an already deep bench as Denver's reserves outscored Golden State's backups 48-17.

"It helps knowing that come playoff time, we have depth and guys who can step up, especially when somebody has a bad night," Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried said. "We don't have to rely on just one or two guys. We've got three, four, five guys who can come in and score or play defense and do the little things that help us win games."

Danilo Gallinari scored 21 points and Ty Lawson had 20 for the Nuggets.

Stephen Curry scored 29 points, including seven 3-pointers, to lead Golden State. David Lee added 23 points and 13 rebounds and Harrison Barnes had 21 points.

Down by eight going into the fourth quarter, Denver opened the period with a 19-2 flurry to go up 98-89. Andre Miller and Corey Brewer each scored six points, running the floor and scoring primarily on layups. Faried converted a three-point play when he muscled in a dunk and was fouled by Lee.

The Warriors opened the door to the Nuggets' comeback with some sloppy ball-handling, committing seven of their 18 turnovers in the fourth quarter and allowing Denver to get its transition game going.

"We didn't take care of the basketball at the start of the fourth quarter," Warriors coach Mark Jackson said. "We gave them life by being careless with the basketball. It is a team that feeds off that. They got going in transition and that hurt us."

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