Curry leads Warriors past Denver in Game 3

By Antonio Gonzalez

Associated Press

Published: Friday, April 26 2013 11:54 p.m. MDT

Denver Nuggets' JaVale McGee falls to the floor in pain during the first half of Game 3 in a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Friday, April 26, 2013, in Oakland, Calif.

Ben Margot, Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry played through a sprained left ankle to score 29 points and hand out 11 assists and the Golden State Warriors beat the Denver Nuggets 110-108 on Friday night to take a 2-1 series lead.

Jarrett Jack added 23 points and seven assists, and Harrison Barnes and Carl Landry each scored 19 points to help the Warriors rally from 13 points down in the third quarter. Golden State still had to sweat out Andre Iguodala's missed 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded, setting off a gold-confetti celebration throughout the announced sellout crowd of 19,596.

Ty Lawson had a career playoff-high 35 points to go with 10 assists, and reserve Corey Brewer scored 16 points as Denver dropped its second straight game — and its grip on the best-of-seven series.

Game 4 is Sunday night in Oakland.

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