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2013 NBA Preliminary round - Series 1209.
Golden State Warriors vs Denver Nuggets

Schedule and 2012-13 Results
Regular Season Records: Denver 57-25, Golden State 47-35
Game 1 on Saturday, 20 April: Golden State loses at Denver, 97-pts-95
Game 2 on Tuesday, 23 April: Golden State wins at Denver, 131-pts-117
Game 3 on Friday, 26 April: Denver loses at Golden State, 110-pts-108
Game 4 on Sunday, 28 April: Denver loses at Golden State, 115-pts-101
Game 5 on Tuesday, 30 April: Golden State loses at Denver, 107-pts-100
Game 6 on Thursday, 02 May: Denver loses at Golden State, 92-pts-88

SERIES NOTES:

After Game 6: The Golden State Warriors hosted and defeated the Denver Nuggets 92-pts-88, thereby winning MLB/NBA/NHL best-of-7 playoff series 1209, 4-games-2. With the series 1209 win, the Golden State Warriors improve their best-of-7 NBA playoff series record (all rounds) to 7-8, and their best-of-7 NBA Preliminary-round series record to 2-0. With the series 1209 loss, the Denver Nuggets see their best-of-7 NBA playoff series record (all rounds) fall to 4-17 (with an active five-series losing streak) and their best-of-7 NBA Preliminary-round series record fall to 1-9 (with an active four-series losing streak). The win order for the victorious Golden State Warriors in series 1209 was LWWWLW: Series 1209 thus becomes the fifth NBA Preliminary-round series, the 13th NBA series (all rounds), and the 46th MLB/NBA/NHL series (all rounds) to follow that win order to completion. With the series 1209 win by Golden State, teams which trailed their playoff opponents by ten regular-season games (as Golden State did Denver in 2012-13) improve their series record to 4-18. With their series 1209 loss, the Denver Nuggets see their best-of-7 NBA playoff series record fall to 4-6 upon leading 1-game-nil, 0-9 when tied 1-game-all, 0-12 upon trailing 2-games-1, 0-13 upon trailing 3-games-1, and 0-9 upon trailing 3-games-2.

After Game 5: The Denver Nuggets hosted and defeated the Golden State Warriors 107-pts-100; Golden State now leads MLB/NBA/NHL best-of-7 playoff series 1209, 3-games-2. When leading a best-of-7 NBA playoff series 3-games-2, the Golden State Warriors have a 4-1 series record and a 4-1 Game 6 record. When trailing a best-of-7 NBA playoff series 3-games-2, the Denver Nuggets have a 0-8 series record and a 2-6 Game 6 record. The 0-8 series record sported by the Denver Nuggets when trailing a best-of-7 NBA playoff series 3-games-2 is tied with the 0-8 series record by the Portland Trailblazers under the same circumstances for fourth-worst in the NBA the worst such record is the 0-13 series record by the Philadelphia 76ers when trailing 3-games-2.

After Game 4: The Denver Nuggets visited and lost to the Golden State Warriors 115-pts-101; Golden State now leads MLB/NBA/NHL best-of-7 playoff series 1209, 3-games-1. When leading a best-of-7 NBA playoff series 3-games-1, the Golden State Warriors have a 1-0 series record and a 0-1 Game 5 record. When trailing a best-of-7 NBA playoff series 3-games-1, the Denver Nuggets have a 0-12 series record and a 5-7 Game 5 record.

After Game 3: The Denver Nuggets visited and lost to the Golden State Warriors 110-pts-108; Golden State now leads MLB/NBA/NHL best-of-7 playoff series 1209, 2-games-1. When leading a best-of-7 NBA playoff series 2-games-1, the Golden State Warriors have a 3-1 series record and a 1-3 Game 4 record. When trailing a best-of-7 NBA playoff series 2-games-1, the Denver Nuggets have a 0-11 series record and a 2-9 Game 4 record. Golden State trailed series 1209 Game 3 by twelve points at halftime: In the history of best-of-7 NBA playoff series, home teams trailing by a dozen points had a 13-12 (.520) game record.

After Game 2: The Denver Nuggets hosted and lost to the Golden State Warriors 131-pts-117; MLB/NBA/NHL best-of-7 playoff series 1209 is now tied 1-game-all. When tied in a best-of-7 NBA playoff series 1-game-all, the Denver Nuggets have a 0-8 series record and a 1-7 Game 3 record (with an active four-Game 3 losing streak), while the Golden State Warriors have a 5-4 series record and a 4-5 Game 3 record. The 248 total points by the Golden State Warriors and the Denver Nuggets in series 1209 Game 2 are the most in an NBA playoff game since the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Grizzlies in Memphis 133-pts-123 in three overtime periods in series 1147 Game 4, in the 2011 NBA Quarterfinals. The 248 total points by the Golden State Warriors and the Denver Nuggets in series 1209 Game 2 are the most in an NBA Preliminary-round playoff game since the Chicago Bulls defeated the Boston Celtics 128-pts-127 in three overtime periods in series 1072 Game 6, in 2009. The 248 total points by the Golden State Warriors and the Denver Nuggets in series 1209 Game 2 are the most in an NBA non-overtime playoff game since the Phoenix Suns hosted and defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 130-pts-123 in series 983 Game 1, in the 2006 NBA Quarterfinals. The 131 points by the Golden State Warriors in series 1209 Game 2 are the most ever in a best-of-7 format NBA Preliminary-round playoff game, breaking the previous record of 128 points set by the San Antonio Spurs in series 976 Game 2 (2006) and tied by the Los Angeles Lakers in series 1042 Game 1 (2008) and the Chicago Bulls in series 1072 Game 6 (2009).

After Game 1: The Denver Nuggets hosted and defeated the Golden State Warriors 97-pts-95 to take a 1-game-nil lead in MLB/NBA/NHL best-of-7 playoff series 1209. When leading a best-of-7 NBA playoff series 1-game-nil, the Denver Nuggets have a 4-5 series record and a 4-5 Game 2 record. When trailing a best-of-7 NBA playoff series 1-game-nil, the Golden State Warriors have a 1-6 series record (with an active six-series losing streak) and a 3-4 Game 2 record. In the history of best-of-7 format NBA playoff series from 1947 through 2012, inclusive, teams winning Game 1 by 2 points have a 20-10 series record.

Pre-series assessment: In the 2012-13 NBA regular season, Denver finished ten games ahead of Golden State. From 1947 through the 2012 NBA Finals round, inclusive, when NBA teams led their best-of-7 playoff series opponents by ten regular-season games, they have posted an 18-3 (.857) best-of-7 series record in those series against those opponents. MLB/NBA/NHL best-of-7 playoff series 1209 is the 15th best-of-7 NBA playoff series for Golden State, and the 21st for Denver. In best-of-7 NBA playoff series, Golden State has a 6-8 series record, a 1-0 Preliminary-round series record, and a 7-7 Game 1 record, while Denver has a 4-16 series record (with an active four-series losing streak), a 1-8 Preliminary-round record (with an active three-series losing streak), and a 9-11 Game 1 record. Series 1209 is the first best-of-7 NBA playoff series meeting between Golden State and Denver.