Having locked up the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference playoffs, Warriors coach Mark Jackson emptied his bench Wednesday night.

He sent starting shooting guard Klay Thompson onto the floor with four reserves – point guard Steve Blake, small forward Harrison Barnes, power forward Marreese Speights and center Hilton Armstrong – to face the Nuggets in the season finale at Pepsi Center.

Barnes and Crawford responded with career scoring highs, combining for 70 points in a 116-112 victory over the Nuggets in the season finale for both teams.

Barnes finished with 29 points, including a ferocious second-quarter dunk and the clinching free throw with 6.2 seconds left. Crawford lit it up for 41, sinking 16 of 28 shots.

The Warriors finish their season at 51-31 and will open the first round of the Western Conference playoffs against the Clippers on Saturday in Los Angeles.