Timofey Mozgov had the game of his life, but it was his frontcourt mate Kenneth Faried that won it for Denver.
Mozgov scored 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting and grabbed 29 rebounds, shattering his previous career-high of 20, while Faried's turn-around jumper with less than a second remaining lifted the Nuggets to a 100-99 win over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday.
Denver led by a point late when Stephen Curry split a double-team and exploded past two defenders before absorbing contact from Faried and getting a floater to go to give the Warriors a 99-98 lead with 5.8 seconds to play.
Denver inbounded to Faried at the elbow out of its timeout and let him go to work. Faried muscled his way to the block and converted with 0.5 seconds showing. Curry's deep heave fell just short as the buzzer sounded.
Faried finished with 18 points and 17 boards and Randy Foye scored 20 with seven rebounds and seven assists in Denver's second straight win.
Golden State, which currently sits in sixth place in the Western Conference two games ahead of ninth place Memphis, could have clinched its second straight postseason berth with a win.
Curry had 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, and Klay Thompson donated 21 points in the setback.