Nov 23, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson (11) guards Denver Nuggets shooting guard Andre Iguodala (9) in the first quarter at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-US PRESSWIRE

Second Half Dooms Warriors in 102-91 Loss to Nuggets

In the early stages of this game, the Warriors looked hungry for redemption, and Klay Thompson had 16 points in the first half.

Unfortunately, the Warriors came up short and lost 102-91. The Warriors were on the glass and on fire from outside. They had all parts of the game down, but the Nuggets were also off to a hot start. Danilo Gallinari led the Nuggets to a 23-21 first quarter lead. Landry’s aggressiveness was very beneficial, as well as Ezeli’s rebounding. The Warriors were on top 29-28 with nine minutes left.

The story of the game however, was the terrible officiating, with Curry and Barnes both picking up fouls. Barnes actually had five fouls by the halfway mark of the second quarter. Despite all this, the Warriors didn’t get down, as Landry’s vicious dunk capped an 8-0 run. The Warriors lead 43-37 at the half.

Now that the half had ended, the third quarter caused many troubles. The Nuggets started on a blistering 15-0 run. The Warriors however, behind Landry were able to cut the lead down to three, 66-63. This was with eight minutes left.

From there, the Warriors played terribly, all down hill. The Nuggets out scored the Warriors 31-17 in the dreaded third. In the fourth, they were able to pull away even further and eventually win.

The Warriors next game is tomorrow against the Timberwolves: Stay tuned!

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