Warriors advance to second round win
The Warriors were pleasantly surprised to see Gary Payton II look like a seasoned veteran in the final moments of Game 5 against the Denver Nuggets.
The game was close throughout, as neither team built a lead larger than than 10 points.
Denver led 78-70 after the third quarter, but Golden State opened the fourth strong and took the lead on a Payton 3-pointer.
Payton made another go-ahead basket with 2:10 remaining in the game, putting the Warriors ahead 92-90. He and Curry combined to score Golden State’s final 14 points of the game.
Steve Kerr moved Curry back into the starting lineup for Game 5, demoting Kevon Looney to the bench.
the Warriors will play the winner of the Minnesota Timberwolves’ series against the Memphis Grizzlies. Memphis leads 3-2, and Game 6 will be played Thursday night in Minnesota.