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Clay Thompson scores 35 points, Warriors beat Nuggets 119-112

  • Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) drives against Denver Nuggets' Arron Affalo during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

    Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) drives against Denver Nuggets' Arron Affalo during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry shoots over  Denver Nuggets' J.J. Hickson, left, and Nate Robinson (5) during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

    Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry shoots over Denver Nuggets' J.J. Hickson, left, and Nate Robinson (5) during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry passes the ball during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

    Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry passes the ball during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)  (The Associated Press)

Clay Thompson scored 35 points on 13-of 26 shooting in nearly 36 minutes to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Denver Nuggets 119-112 on Friday night in the preseason finale for both teams.

Stephen Curry added 17 points for Golden State (6-2).

Jusuf Nurkic led Denver (2-6) with 16 points.

Denver cut it to 104-98 with 6:18 left when Gary Harris hit a 3-pointer. Nurkic made a layup with 5:21 to play and converted two free throws 34 seconds later to cut the Warriors' lead to 104-102 with 4:47 left.

The Warriors countered with a Thompson's layup in traffic, Curry's two free throws and Thompson's 3-pointer to make it 111-102 with 3:23 to play.