The Golden State Warriors are moving on to the Western Conference semifinals after beating Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets 102-98 in Game 5 to clinch their first-round series. Stephen Curry finished with a team-high 30 points, while Gary Payton II came up big in the fourth quarter.
The Warriors clamped down on the Nuggets’ offense late, holding them to just 20 points in the fourth and improved to 20-8 in closeout games under Steve Kerr. They’re also now 16-1 all-time when holding a 3-1 series lead — the lone loss came in the 2016 Finals.
Steph finishes off Jokic and the Nuggets 🔥
Warriors advance pic.twitter.com/COFeaf0iuX
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 28, 2022
GOLDEN STATE GOES ON 🙌
The Warriors knock the Nuggets out of the playoffs to advance! pic.twitter.com/7WJ4vMiwrT
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 28, 2022
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