The Denver Nuggets don't have an obvious first option in late-game situations, which is typically seen as a red flag in the postseason. These concerns are typically overblown — a team with as many offensive options as the Nuggets can always turn to the correct option based on circumstances, not a predetermined hierarchy.
That's exactly what they did on Saturday night in the final moments of Game 1 against the Golden State Warriors. With the score tied at 95-95 and 14 seconds remaining in regulation, the Nuggets gave the ball to veteran point guard Andre Miller for the final shot. Miller took rookie defender Draymond Green off the dribble and finished a lay-up at the rim. With only 1.3 seconds left and no timeouts, Warriors sharpshooter Stephen Curry was unable to put up his desperation heave before the buzzer, and the Nuggets came away with the 97-95 win in a closely contested series opener.
Join us after the jump for more on Game 1, including video of Curry's game-tying three-pointer on the prior possession.Read More »from Andre Miller finishes the game-winning lay-up to grab the Nuggets a Game 1 win