Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry scores 28 points, hitting a 3-pointer, as the Nuggets beat the Denver Nuggets 107-104 in the season series on Monday night.
It was the first game in the series between the teams since the 2013-14 season.
Denver had won six of the previous seven meetings, including a 114-97 victory in Denver on March 4, 2014.
This one was the second meeting between the two teams since Curry was traded from the Warriors in July 2014.
The Nuggets are 3-4 this season when Curry scores 40 points or more.
Curry, who was traded to Golden State after the 2014-15 season, averaged 25.3 points on 43.7 percent shooting, 10.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists in the regular season.
The last time the two met was Dec. 7, 2014, when Curry led the Warriors to a 113-95 win.
Curry is averaging 30.4 points, 12.5 rebounds and 5.2 assists over the last three meetings.
He is shooting 52.9 percent from the field and 41.3 percent from 3-point range over that stretch.
The Warriors are 5-0 against Denver in the playoffs.
They won 102-88 on Dec. 14, 2010, the only game in which they trailed for more than eight minutes.
The teams have met in the postseason in five of the past six meetings.
This season, Golden State leads the all-time series 27-12.
The team is 6-1 in the second round of the playoffs, and has advanced to the conference semifinals five times.
The franchise’s last appearance in the conference finals was the 2010 NBA Finals.