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Disrupting Golden State's rhythm starts with curbing Stephen Curry's 3-point prowess

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    FILE - In this March 13, 2013 file photo, Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry reacts after scoring during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Oakland, Calif. The headliner in the Golden State-Denver first-round playoff series is Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who set a record for 3-pointers this season. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File) (The Associated Press)

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    Denver Nuggets guard Andre Iguodala chases down a loose ball in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Denver. The Nuggets won 118-98. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider) (The Associated Press)

Curbing Stephen Curry and his three-point prowess is job No. 1 for the Denver Nuggets.

Curry leads the Golden State Warriors into the Pepsi Center on Saturday for the opener of a first-round playoff series that pits two teams that love to run up and down the court.

While the Nuggets pile on points in the paint better than any team in the league, the Warriors do their damage from the fringe. They led the NBA with a 40.3 three-point percentage.

Curry shot his way into NBA history by sinking 272 3-pointers this season, three more than former record-holder Ray Allen had for Boston in 2005-06.