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Faried's shot lifts Nuggets over Warriors 100-99, spoils playoff-clinching party

  • Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green, right, attempts to block the shot of Denver Nuggets' Timofey Mozgov during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green, right, attempts to block the shot of Denver Nuggets' Timofey Mozgov during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)  (The Associated Press)

  • Denver Nuggets' Kenneth Faried, right, shoots against Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) and Andrew Bogut during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Denver Nuggets' Kenneth Faried, right, shoots against Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) and Andrew Bogut during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)  (The Associated Press)

  • Denver Nuggets' Aaron Brooks, right, passes below the leg of Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Denver Nuggets' Aaron Brooks, right, passes below the leg of Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)  (The Associated Press)

Kenneth Faried made a turnaround hook shot over Draymond Green with a half-second remaining, and the Denver Nuggets made Golden State wait at least one more game to secure a playoff berth with a stunning 100-99 win over the Warriors on Thursday night.

Stephen Curry's floater over Faried put the Warriors up 99-98 with 4.7 seconds to play, sending the announced sellout crowd of 19,596 roaring to their feet. Faried quieted fans moments later, backing down Green for the winning shot.

Curry's quick 30-footer rimmed off as time expired.

Timofey Mozgov tied a career high of 23 points and set a career best with 29 rebounds, and Faried finished with 18 points and 17 boards to rally the Nuggets from 20 points down in the first half. Denver, which had lost six straight on the road, won both games at Golden State this season.