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The Golden State Warriors never relented. They didn't back down when Andrew Bogut sat out rehabilitating his left ankle. They didn't buckle when they lost Game 1 at Denver. And they didn't quit when All-Star forward David Lee tore his right hip flexor in that playoff opener - and neither did Lee, for the matter. For only the second time in 22 years, the Bay Area's only NBA team is heading to the second round. Stephen Curry had 22 points and eight assists, Bogut broke out with the best performance of his injury-saddled season and the Warriors eliminated the Nuggets with a 92-88 victory in Game 6 on Thursday night. ''Just a huge win in front of our fans. I've only been here a year, but I know the nightmares they've been through in the last 20 years,'' Bogut said. ''They're enjoying this as much as we are.'' Bogut had season-bests and career-playoff highs of 14 points and 21 rebounds, and rookie Draymond Green added a career-high 16 points and 10 rebounds to power Golden State into...
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