After trailing by 10 points in the third quarter, the Warriors closed out a 102-98 win over the Denver Nuggets in Game 5 at Chase Center on Wednesday night.

It was a back-and-forth battle with five ties throughout the contest, as the Warriors used a strong second half push to eliminate the Nuggets from the first-round playoff series (4-1). 

The Dubs used a 11-2 run to take the lead in the third quarter, but the Nuggets answered with a 10-3 spurt of their own to build an eight point advantage entering the final frame.  

Stephen Curry returned to the Warriors starting lineup on Wednesday night after coming off the bench in the first four games of the first-round playoff series. 

Curry finished with a team-high 30 points, shooting 10-for-20 from the field and 5-for-11 from 3-point range. 

Ten-year NBA veteran Draymond Green brought the fire from the start posting 11 points, six assists and a team-high three blocks, eclipsing Kevin Garnett for 23rd on the NBA's career postseason blocks list. 

Gary Payton II recorded 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter, shooting 6-for-8 from the field and 3-for-4 from 3-point range on the night.  

All nine active Warriors were productive in Wednesday’s win, with Kevon Looney posting four points, seven rebounds and three assists in 22 minutes of play.

the Warriors advance to the Western Conference Semifinals to face the winner of the Memphis-Minnesota series, with the Memphis Grizzlies owning a 3-2 series lead entering Game 6 on Friday.