Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - The Golden State Warriors are headed to the Western Conference semifinals, but only after nearly blowing an 18-point lead in the fourth quarter.
Stephen Curry scored 14 of his 22 points in a momentum-changing third quarter and Golden State fended off a furious Denver comeback to win Game 6 in a 92-88 thriller.
Andrew Bogut stepped up with 14 points and 21 rebounds after a silent start to the series, and the sixth-seeded Warriors, appearing in the postseason for the first time since 2007, held Denver to 35 percent shooting to advance.
Draymond Green chipped in 16 points and 10 boards, including six critical points after the Nuggets made things interesting with a late 13-0 run.
David Lee surprisingly made a brief appearance in the first quarter, and it's unclear whether the All-Star forward will play in the next round against the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs completed their sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.
Denver, as the West's No. 3 seed, lost all three games at Oracle Arena and heads home early following its 57-win regular season. Andre Iguodala led the way Thursday with 24 points, nine rebounds and six assists, while Ty Lawson added 17 points, though the point guard had just five after halftime.
Wilson Chandler scored 11 points, but shot just 5-of-17 from the floor and missed a potential tying runner in the final minute.