(DENVER) — The Golden State Warriors shot the lights out of the Pepsi Center.
Stephen Curry had 30 points and 13 assists to lead the Warriors to a 131-117 rout of the Denver Nuggets to even their playoff series at one game each.
After losing David Lee for the remainder of the postseason to a hip injury, his teammates responded by coming out and giving the Nuggets their first home loss in three months.
Jarrett Jack scored 26 points, rookie Harrison Barnes netted a career-high 24, and Klay Thompson poured in 21 as the Warriors stole homecourt advantage in the series.
The Warriors shot a franchise playoff-record 64.6 percent from the field.
“We are a very good shooting basketball team,” Warriors coach Mark Jackson said. “We’ve got guys that can knock down shots. You talk about Klay Thompson and Steph Curry, in my opinion, they’re the greatest shooting backcourt in the history of the game.”
Ty Lawson paced the Nuggets with 19 points.
Game 3 is Friday night in Oakland.
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Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com