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Andre Miller converts game-winning layup to give Nuggets Game 1 win over Warriors (VIDEO)

Apr 20, 2013, 8:40 PM EDT

The pundits say this year’s version of the Denver Nuggets is a team without a superstar. Try telling that to Andre Miller, who put in an especially dominant performance to lift the Nuggets to a 97-95 win over the Warriors in Game 1 of their first round playoff matchup.

Miller scored 18 of his game high 28 points in the fourth quarter, and got to the rim to convert the game-winning layup with the score tied and just 1.3 seconds remaining.

Not a bad guy to have as your backup point guard, right?

Miller was on the floor for just 27 minutes, but finished shooting 11-of-16 from the field to go along with five assists, while playing essentially the entire fourth quarter alongside Ty Lawson in the backcourt.

  1. kanemoney - Apr 20, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    David Lee leaving was a key turning point. They really need him if they want a shot at this series.

    • broncobeta - Apr 20, 2013 at 10:46 PM

      Yes and No.

      Immediately after David Lee left the Warriors went on a 7-0 run. So they were good enough to keep alive without him.

      However, yes. It will affect them for the series if he misses time, he was playing great.

      As a Nuggets fan, I’m very excited to watch the series and totally terrified at the same time. I knew Golden State was no pushover and they were going to match up well against Denver.

      I hope Lee gets better as does Faried. It would be a shame not ti see them play against each other.

  2. 4thquartermagic - Apr 20, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Dre has been underrated his entire career. He may be the best alley-oop passer in NBA history.

    But his 18 points in the 4th qtr were marvelous to watch. Fade aways, step backs in the lane, dribble drives… he did it all.

    Game ball old man. Clutch work tonight.

  3. baymac408 - Apr 20, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Draymond green gave him way to much room on that last play.. He’s 6’8 should have stepped up and guarded him tough knowing u have help behind you and time winding down.. Really big shot from Steph.. And D. Green got caught back peddling.. Great game!! Really need to steal the next one.. GO WARRIORS!

  4. baymac408 - Apr 20, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Please get well fast D. Lee!

  5. broncobeta - Apr 20, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    The Media: “The Nuggets don’t know who their go to guy is for close games!”
    The Nuggets: “Yes, and neither does the other team.”

  6. Rich Peters - Apr 20, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Reblogged this on Higher Ground.

  7. Mr. Wright 212 - Apr 21, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    Somehow Basic Game keeps ticking.

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