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Nuggets on brink of elimination

Mike Singer
The Denver Post

As the turnovers compounded, the frustration mounted, and Denver’s season flipped to life support.

The Nuggets collapsed late in the fourth quarter of Thursday’s white-knuckle affair vs. Golden State, falling 118-113, to move to the brink of elimination. Down 3-0 to the Warriors, Denver will try and extend its season in Sunday’s do-or-die Game 4.

The Nuggets trailed 114-111 with 2:15 remaining before a shot clock violation, offensive charge and another turnover derailed their momentum. As has been a problem all series, the Nuggets turned it over 18 times for 19 Warrior points. The Warriors capitalized on a crucial offensive rebound before the turnovers flooded their chances.

“I’ll say this, man,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “I couldn’t be more proud of our group.”

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