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Nuggets sent reeling by the Warriors

January 20, 2015 18:58:54 UK

The Denver Nuggets limp back home to the Pepsi Center on Tuesday to welcome in the San Antonio Spurs after being routed by the Golden State Warriors on Monday night.

Ty Lawson had 19 points to lead the Nuggets and Jameer Nelson was the only other player in double figures for the visitors to the Oracle Arena in Oakland who were held to 34.5% from the floor in the 122-79 rout.

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 44 points in limited action as Golden State head coach Steve Kerr went to his bench early and often in the blowout.

David Lee, James Michael McAdoo, Marreese Speights, Shaun Livingston, Justin Holiday, Brandon Rush, Leandro Barbosa and Andre Iguodala all played in double minutes for the Warriors with McAdoo, Livingston and Barbosa all scoring at least 11 points.

The Houston Rockets are the visitors on Wednesday, as Golden State will look to increase their 6.5 game lead in the Pacific Division over the chasing Los Angeles Clippers. LA welcomes in the Brooklyn Nets to the Staples Center on Thursday before heading to Phoenix over the weekend to play the Suns.

Down in the cellar the Lakers have lost five in a row and eight of their last 10 in what is turning into another miserable season. Monday the Phoenix Suns completed a four-game season sweep over LA winning 115-100 at the US Airways Center in Phoenix.

The Suns continue to harbor post-season thoughts while sitting in eighth place in the Western Conference standings, but must hold off the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second half of the season.

The Warriors are 5.50 to win the NBA Championship, while the Spurs are 6.50 to crowned champions.

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