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Double-whammy: Warriors lose All-Star David Lee just as Nuggets get Kenneth Faried back

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    Golden State Warriors forward David Lee, left, drives the lane against Denver Nuggets center Kosta Koufos, right, in the first quarter of Game 1 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs on Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider) (The Associated Press)

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    Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee, left, blocks a shot by Golden State Warriors forward David Lee, right, in the second quarter of Game 1 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs on Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider) (The Associated Press)

The Golden State Warriors got a double dose of bad news Sunday.

They learned All-Star forward David Lee had torn his right hip flexor, as feared, ending his season.

So, they'll have to continue their playoff series against Denver without the NBA's leader in double-doubles.

Making that task all the more difficult will be the return of the Nuggets' top rebounder and energizer, Kenneth Faried, from an injured ankle.

Faried sat out the opener Saturday, when the Nuggets edged Golden State 97-95 despite getting outrebounded 55-45.

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