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Hernangomez's late block helps Nuggets beat Warriors 100-98

Juancho Hernangomez's swooping right-handed swat was precisely the right stuff to help the Denver Nuggets stay unbeaten.

Turns out, this high-scoring Nuggets team can play a little defense, too.

Hernangomez blocked a tying layup from behind just before the buzzer and the Nuggets held off the Golden State Warriors 100-98 on Sunday night.

Trailing by 13 points in the fourth quarter, the Warriors rallied and had a chance to tie it in the closing seconds. Stephen Curry drove down the lane and passed to big man Damian Jones, who had his shot rejected by Hernangomez.

"Huge," said Gary Harris, who finished with 28 points.

The Nuggets improved...

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