NBA Playoffs 2013, Nuggets vs. Warriors Game 4: Golden State leads 56-44 at halftime

Jed Jacobsohn

Andrew Bogut has already set a playoff career-high as the Warriors lead the Nuggets by at halftime in Game 4.

The Golden State Warriors closed the first half on an 11-0 run to take a 56-44 halftime lead over the Denver Nuggets in Game 4 of their opening round series at Oracle Arena.

The Warriors led for most of the half, with Andrew Bogut starting off hot and already reaching a playoff career-high with 12 points. Golden State shot 52.5 percent for the half, despite the fact that Stephen Curry did not make his first field goal until there was 2:06 left in the second quarter.

Andre Iguodala and Andre Miller both have 11 points for the Nuggets, who shot just 42.9 percent for the half and had major turnover problems. No other Nugget has more than six points.

Kevin Zimmerman looked at three keys heading into this crucial Game 4.

Can Denver pick a poison?

The Warriors have had a lot of success scoring in the paint and from beyond the arc this series, so the Nuggets need to limit at least one of those areas in order to get into it. Denver has not had much success doing either, as Golden State has 28 points in the paint while shooting 4-of-10 from deep.

Who wins the turnover battle?

Both teams have had some issues protecting the ball thus far this series, and that has not changed for Denver. The Nuggets have been especially careless with the ball, coughing it up a whopping 14 times in the first half, leading to 19 Warriors points. Golden State has just six turnovers.

Will Carl Landry keep it up?

Landry has been solid in the absence of David Lee, averaging 14.0 points for the series heading into Game 4. Landry continued his strong play off the bench, scoring six quick points upon entry, including a couple of jumpers. The reserve power forward finished the first half with 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting.

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