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W's get win No. 22 with 112-97 victory over Nuggets

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W's get win No. 22 with 112-97 victory over Nuggets

Warriors 112, Nuggets 97Player of the game: David Lee had 17 points and nine rebounds and six other Warriors scored in double-figures as Golden State beat the Denver Nuggets at Oracle Arena on Saturday.The win was the second in three games for the Warriors.Key stretch: The Warriors have struggled in the third quarters of games this year but not on Saturday against Denver. After taking a seven-point lead into halftime, the Warriors scored the first seven points of the third quarter to take a 63-49 lead their biggest of the game up to that point.The Warriors would eventually bump their lead to 17 points in the period, taking control of the game.The Nuggets closed within five points in the third quarter, but the Warriors allowed it to get no closer and won going away.Bench play: The Warriors took a 56-49 lead into intermission, helped by the play of Brandon Rush, Dominic McGuire and Nate Robinson.Rush had 10 points, three rebounds and two assists in 17 first-half minutes, and McGuire had seven points and played his usual tough defense in 12 first-half minutes.As for Robinson, he bounced back from an awful performance on Friday in Utah and contributed seven points and four assists through two quarters.Rush led the Warriors with 20 points, Robinson had 14 points and Richard Jefferson finished with 10.A look at the standings: With the victory, the Warriors improved their record to 22-33 on the season. That means the Warriors have the ninth-worst record in the league with 11 games remaining.If the Warriors wind up with the No. 1 pick through the No. 7 pick, theyll get to keep their pick.But if the Warriors end up with the No. 8 pick in the draft or worse, it will be conveyed to Utah.

Klay 'active citizen in the community' Thompson discusses local TV hit

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Klay 'active citizen in the community' Thompson discusses local TV hit

The Warriors had an off day in New York on Monday.

So Klay Thompson hit the streets.

Why did he agree to take part in a local TV hit about scaffolding?

"I was walking and she asked me if I wanted to do an interview, and I said sure," Klay explained to reporters on Tuesday. "Interesting topic -- unfortunately, people got hurt. And it was cool to give my opinion and be an active citizen in the community."

Did she know who Klay was?

"No. It was great. It was nice," Klay answered. "The cameraman recognized me but she didn't ask my profession. Just what I thought about the situation, so I answered it truthfully. 

Don't ever change, Klay. Don't ever change.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Chris Mullin: When Curry played at MSG, 'I couldn't take my eyes off him'

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Chris Mullin: When Curry played at MSG, 'I couldn't take my eyes off him'

On Dec. 13, 2008, Davidson beat West Virginia, 68-65.

Steph Curry's stat line: 27 points (9-for-27 FG, 4-for-16 3s), 10 assists, 8 turnovers, 4 steals, 2 blocks.

Chris Mullin was in attendance at Madison Square Garden.

"I watched him coming out of college. I really thought he was gonna be an All-Star player," Mullin told reporters in New York on Monday. "I watched him at the Garden, and he didn't really have a good game but I couldn't take my eyes off him.

"Everything he did. He had a tough shooting night, but he had no problem getting his shot and things like that."

Mullin was named the Warriors' Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations in April 2004.

In May 2009, Golden State elected not to renew Mullin's contract.

On June 25, 2009, the Warriors selected Curry with the seventh overall pick.

"I remember when they drafted him -- I was already gone -- but talking to Nellie (Don Nelson), he's like, 'He's gonna be like Steve Nash,'" Mullin explained. "Which, at that time was pretty gaudy and he's gone past that."

On Tuesday, the Warriors practiced at St. John's -- where Mullin is the head coach.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller