The Golden State Warriors closed out their first-round playoff series against the plucky Denver Nuggets last night and advance to the Divisional Round.

After trailing by 10 points in the third quarter, the Warriors closed out a 102-98 win over the Denver Nuggets in Game 5 at Chase Center on Wednesday night.

It was a back-and-forth battle with five ties throughout the contest, as the Warriors used a strong second half push to eliminate the Nuggets from the first-round playoff series (4-1).

The Dubs used a 11-2 run to take the lead in the third quarter, but the Nuggets answered with a 10-3 spurt of their own to build an eight point advantage entering the final frame. However, the Warriors remained poised under pressure and maximized a final 13-6 sprint to close out the series-clinching contest over Denver.

With Wednesday’s Game 5 victory, the Warriors advance to the Western Conference Semifinals to face the winner of the Memphis-Minnesota series, with the Memphis Grizzlies owning a 3-2 series lead entering Game 6 on Friday.

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Curry the Clutch

In crunch time, Stephen Curry delivered as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Denver Nuggets 102-98. The Warriors advance to the Western Conference Semifinals.