Nuggets top Warriors for third consecutive win
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Kenneth Faried had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets beat Golden State 114-103 on Tuesday night to spoil the Warriors’ first appearance at Oracle Arena since winning the NBA championship.
Stephen Curry had 14 points and seven assists for the Warriors.
NUGGETS: Rookie guard Emmanuel Mundiay had 16 points and nine assists. The seventh overall pick also committed just two turnovers after having 17 in his first three games. . Faried went 10 of 12 from the floor and scored 12 points in the third quarter.
WARRIORS: Klay Thompson missed seven of his eight shots and finished with eight points. … Harrison Barnes sprained his right knee in the second quarter and did not return. . Leandro Barbosa had 16 points off the bench.
STAR WATCH: Curry scored nine points during an 80-second span in the first quarter. The reigning MVP went 5 of 13 from the floor and brought the home crowd to its feet with a behind-the-back pass to Marreese Speights to cap a fast break in the second quarter.
THINNER IN THE MIDDLE: Warriors center Andrew Bogut dropped 20 pounds in the offseason but don’t expect his role to change much. The 7-foot Aussie didn’t take a shot until fewer than seven minutes remained in the third quarter and he finished with three points and five rebounds.
UP NEXT: Denver returns home to host Phoenix on Friday. Golden State plays Houston on Thursday at Oracle Arena.