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Nuggets fall flat in 112-97 loss to Warriors

Sunday - 4/8/2012, 1:20am  ET

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - David Lee had 17 points and nine rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors got a big lift from their bench to put a dent in Denver's playoff hopes with a 112-97 victory over the Nuggets on Saturday night.

Reserves Brandon Rush added 20 points, Nate Robinson had 14 points and seven assists, and Richard Jefferson scored 10 points to help the Warriors to a rare blowout victory at home.

Denver could have moved into the sixth spot in the Western Conference with a win, but instead dropped into the No. 8 seed, a half-game behind Houston and Dallas.

Ty Lawson had 21 points and six assists for the Nuggets, who were outrebounded and gave up 58 points in the paint.


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