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Warriors look to stay hot back home against Denver as series shifts to Golden State for Game 3

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    Golden State Warriors guad Stephen Curry reacts after hitting a basket in the fourth quarter of the Warriors' 131-117 victory over the Denver Nuggets in Game 2 of the teams' NBA first-round playoff series in Denver on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (The Associated Press)

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    Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson questions a call against his team in the fourth quarter of the Warriors' 131-117 victory over the Denver Nuggets in Game 2 of the teams' NBA first-round playoff series in Denver on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (The Associated Press)

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    Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, right, reahes out to pull in a loose ball as Denver Nuggets forward Corey Brewer covers in the fourth quarter of the Warriors' 131-117 victory in Game 2 of the teams' NBA first-round playoff series in Denver on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (The Associated Press)

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    Golden State Warriors forward Carl Landry, left, works ball inside as Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler covers in the third quarter of the Warriors' 131-117 victory in Game 2 of the teams' NBA first-round playoff series in Denver on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (The Associated Press)

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    Denver Nuggets forward Anthony Randolph, front, hangs from the rim after dunking the ball for a basket as Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, back left, and forward Harrison Barnes look on in the fourth quarter of the Warriors' 131-117 victory in Game 2 of the teams' NBA first-round playoff series in Denver on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (The Associated Press)

Sleep deprived but back in the Bay Area, the Golden State Warriors returned home Wednesday calm and confident that their Mile High City masterpiece will be no fluke.

The Warriors wrestled away home-court advantage by dominating Denver 131-117 on Tuesday night, evening the best-of-seven series at a game apiece. They shot nearly 65 percent, made 14 of their 25 3-point attempts and had four players score at least 20.

The offensive outpouring has forced the Nuggets to do something in the playoffs they struggled with all season: win on the road. And with the way Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are suddenly shooting, the raucous sellout crowd expected to pack Oracle Arena for the Game 3 tilt Friday night will hardly be Denver's most difficult obstacle.