The Warriors now lead their best-of seven playoff series 2-1.
The game went down to the wire and wasn’t determined until Andre Iguodala missed a 3-pointer as time expired.
Jarrett Jack compiled 23 points and seven assists, and Harrison Barnes and Carl Landry each scored 19 in the win.
Ty Lawson scored a game high 35 points, and his 3-pointer with 8:51 left in the third quarter gave the Nuggets a 71-58 lead. The Warriors then went on a 15-2 run to take the lead. After that neither team led by more than six points.
Game 4 is Sunday in Oakland. Tip-off is set for 9:30 PM eastern time.
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Jill Martin, CNN
Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire