DAVID Lee tallied 28 points and 10 rebounds for his ninth straight double-double, leading the Golden State Warriors past the Denver Nuggets 89-81 on Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time).
Stephen Curry scored 14 points in the first meeting between the teams since the Warriors, as the sixth seed, ousted third-seeded Denver 4-2 in the first round of the 2013 playoffs.
Klay Thompson scored eight of his 13 points in the fourth quarter, helping Golden State overcome a fourth-quarter deficit for the fourth time this season and sending the Nuggets to their fourth straight loss.
Ty Lawson finished with 16 points to lead Denver which only scored 15 points in the final period. Andre Miller and Timofey Mozgov had 14 points each.