Nate Robinson is a man of a lot of words, but Friday, as he did Wednesday night at Golden State, he'll do his level best to let his actions speak for a family member who can no longer be heard.

Earlier in the week, Robinson lost an aunt, dying in her sleep and inspiring Robinson to one of his best performances of the season. The Nuggets' super sub scored 24 points in 23 minutes in Denver's 123-116 victory over the Warriors late Wednesday. After each shot he made he raised his hands toward the sky in tribute to her.

"It was big for me to come out and play for her and my family," Robinson said. "My dad, it was tough on him losing his sister. He already lost his brother. So it was real tough coming out here at this time, dealing with a death in the family, just trying to keep everybody's spirits up."

Robinson's 24 points against the Warriors tied a season high. It was his first game over the 20-point mark since Jan. 5 and was his fifth game of 20 or more points this season. It also stopped a three-game streak of single-digit scoring.