Denver's Danilo Gallinari has struggled to find his shooting rhythm this season. Two big plays against Golden State could be just the thing to get him going.
Gallinari scored on a tying slam dunk late in the first overtime, then scored five of his 21 points in the final 36 seconds of the second as the Nuggets closed with an 11-0 run to beat the Golden State Warriors 107-101 on Saturday night.
''He was starting to get frustrated a little bit because he was missing,'' Denver coach George Karl said. ''I just went up to him and said, `Gallo, you're good. You're going to get yourself going and you're going to hit it when we really need it.' I didn't expect it to be right then and there, but he did exactly what we needed him to do.''
The Nuggets' 6-foot-10 forward was shooting just 27.9 percent going into the game and missed his first 10 shots against Golden State before finding his stroke in both overtime periods.
Andre Iguodala added a pair of late free throws in the second overtime...