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Reserves lead Warriors past Nuggets in finale

Reserves lead Warriors past Nuggets in finale DENVER -- With the guys who carried the Golden State Warriors to the playoffs serving as spectators, two role players stepped up Wednesday. Guard Jordan Crawford scored a career-high 41 points and Golden State beat the Denver Nuggets 116-112 to enter the playoffs on a winning note.

Griffin leads Clippers to 117-105 win over Nuggets

U.S. Sports Desk, Apr 16 (EFE).- The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Denver Nuggets 117-105 behind a strong performance from Blake Griffin, setting a franchise record with their 57th win of the season. In the team's last regular-season game of the 2013-2014 season at Staples Center, where it also set a franchise record with a home mark of 34-7, the Clippers built a 12-point lead Tuesday night at the end of the first quarter and had increased that advantage to 17 points by halftime.

Preview: Warriors at Nuggets

The Golden State Warriors locked up the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference and clinched the fifth 50-win season in franchise history on Monday, but questions about health remain. The Warriors will close out their regular season at the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday without center Andrew Bogut, who is out indefinitely with a broken rib. Bogut likely won’t be the only Golden State player getting a rest with the playoffs secure.

Preview: Nuggets at Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers attempt to set a franchise record for victories in a season when they visit the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday. Los Angeles matched the record of 56 wins set last season with Saturday’s 117-101 victory over the Sacramento Kings and can break the mark with a victory in either of its last two games. The Clippers will be the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference if they lose once more or if Oklahoma City wins its final game.

Preview: Jazz at Nuggets

Timofey Mozgov is coming off the best performance of his NBA career and attempts to put together another strong effort when the Denver Nuggets host the Utah Jazz on Saturday. Mozgov tied his career high with 23 points and grabbed 29 rebounds – third most in franchise history – as the Nuggets recorded a dramatic 100-99 win over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday. The only Denver players to grab more rebounds are Spencer Haywood and Dikembe Mutombo, who share the club mark of 31.

Preview: Nuggets at Warriors

The Golden State Warriors are taking advantage of a soft portion of the schedule as they attempt to lock up a playoff spot. The Warriors will go for their third straight win against a sub-.500 opponent when they wrap up a three-game homestand against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday. Off the court turmoil surrounding another assistant coach being let go and the continuing injury struggles of David Lee didn’t stop Golden State from a pair of easy wins last weekend.

Preview: Nuggets at Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies look for their 11th consecutive home victory as they continue their quest for a Western Conference playoff spot when hosting the Denver Nuggets on Friday. Memphis is part of a three-way battle for the final two postseason berths in the West and will be looking to bounce back from a 2-3 road trip that concluded with Wednesday’s loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Denver snapped a four-game skid by rolling to a 137-107 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday.

NBA: Spurs stretch streak with big win over Nuggets

The San Antonio Spurs stretched their NBA winning streak to 16 on Friday with an emphatic 133-102 triumph over the Denver Nuggets. Marco Belinelli scored 27 points for the Spurs, whose winning run is the longest in the NBA this year and is now just one shy of matching the club record. San Antonio won 17 on the trot from February 29 through March 31 of 1996. The Spurs can tie the mark on Saturday at home against New Orleans and possibly break it Monday at Eastern Conference leaders Indiana.

Injury-ravaged Nuggets claim win over Wizards

Injury-ravaged Nuggets claim win over Wizards DENVER -- The Denver Nuggets might be running out of healthy bodies, but that did not stop them from winning Sunday. Forward Kenneth Faried had 20 points and eight rebounds as the short-handed Nuggets overcame a 14-point deficit in the first quarter to defeat the Washington Wizards 105-102.

Preview: Wizards at Nuggets

The Washington Wizards are in a battle for playoff positioning in the Eastern Conference and have All-Star point guard John Wall playing at the top of his game. Wall and the Wizards will look to close out a four-game road trip with a 2-2 mark when they visit the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. Wall is averaging 24 points and 10.6 assists in his last five games and will be going up against one of the few that can match his speed in Nuggets guard Ty Lawson.
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