Miller seals dramatic win with last second lay-up.
Despite an impressive home record in the regular season, the Denver Nuggets needed a last gasp driving lay-up from Andre Miller to seal a 97-95 win over the Golden State Warriors.
Miller had 18 points in the fourth quarter, to finish with a play-off career-high 28 points, while Wilson Chandler had 11 points and 13 rebounds.
It wasn’t a prolific scoring night for Denver, who struggled at times with their offensive execution. However, Miller came up with the big shots when required, and they will be relieved to have secured an early lead in the series.
Golden State point guard Stephen Curry struggled with his shooting game early on, but eventually got it going and finished with 19 points.
Klay Thompson led the way with 22 points, but the Warriors were dealt a huge blow with David Lee limping out of action early in the fourth with a hip injury.
The Nuggets will be looking to make the most of home court advantage, and they welcome the Warriors back to the Pepsi Center on Tuesday for Game 2.