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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry was able to suit up for last night's contest against the Denver Nuggets despite his ankle injury. While he was able to play, the Nuggets held him to 15 points on 7-of-19 shooting from the field, and Warriors coach Marc Jackson told reporters after the game that he thinks Denver's success was due to the fact that they set "hit men" on Curry.“They were the more physical team,” he said. “They were the aggressor. They hurt us in the first half by scoring the basketball, points in the paint. Made us pay for our turnovers. They tried to send hit men on Steph. But give them credit. It wasn’t cocky basketball; they outplayed us. It wasn’t magic; they outplayed us.”Jackson went on to elaborate that the Nuggets used "dirty" plays early, but he also said that he realizes no punches are pulled when it comes to playoff basketball. He said that the Warriors went up 3-1 in the series by "playing hard, physical, clean basketball, not trying to hurt anybody," alluding to the fact that the Nuggets may not have done the same last night.Jackson specifically accused the Nuggets of going after Curry's ankle. Overall, he's hoping the officials will keep an eye on the play during Game 6, when the Warriors will once again attempt to close out the Nuggets.Follow @hoopsinjurynews
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Warriors coach Mark Jackson had some words for the Nuggets after the game. He accused Denver of playing dirty and targeting players.
There are flagrant fouls and then there are flagrant fouls… During game five between the Golden State Warriors/Denver Nuggets, Warriors center Andrew Bogut was called for a flagrant one foul when he pushed Denver forward Kenneth Faried in the neck/throat region:
The Golden State Warriors lost Game 5 of their NBA Western Conference first round playoff series to the Denver Nuggets 107-100 Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center. While walking off the court, a Nuggets fan apparently got under the skin of Warriors guard Steph Curry, as he stopped on the way to the locker room to call out the fan.
We don't know what the fan said, but we do...
The Denver Nuggets were down 3-1 the other night, and tactfully employed their version of the Jordan rules on Warriors point guard Stephen Curry during game 5.
Denver roughed Curry up at every turn of the game. If he drove the lane, came off a screen, anything Curry did resulted in him being bumped, pushed and manhandled by the Nuggets.
The San Jose Mercury is reporting that with...
The Denver Nuggets clearly rattled the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry during Game 5 of their first-round series on Tuesday night. A frustrated Curry, who finished with 15 points on 7-19 shooting, got into it with a Nuggets fan following the game. As you can see in the video at the 20 second mark, Curry turns around and points his finger in the fans face.
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The postseason in any sport teams are looking to do whatever it takes to win. A team’s defense starts to tighten up as teams play more on the aggressive side. The cliché during playoff time is win or go home. Last night the Denver Nuggets were facing elimination as they took on the Golden State Warriors.
One way the Nuggets felt that they could win was by shutting down Warriors...
Mark Jackson accused the Denver Nuggets of taking cheap shots at Stephen Curry during the Golden State Warriors' loss in Game 5.
Jackson said that Denver people warned him of what would take place with "inside info".
"They tried to send hit men on Steph," said Jackson. "It wasn't magic, they outplayed us."
Curry agreed that he seemed targeted...
The Golden State Warriors have traditionally been one of the worst excuses for a sports franchise in the country. This season marks the second time since the 1993-94 season that they have made the playoffs. So when their fans didn’t know what to do with the yellow t-shirt on their seat, who can blame them? But really, a t-shirt shouldn’t need directions.
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So the post-game discussion following the Warrior loss in Denver in Game Five of their first-round series is how the Nuggets might have cheap-shotted fragile shooting star Stephen Curry. A few quick points about this...
> Curry's ankles are such an obvious issue that I'm kind of amazed that anyone would wonder why he'd freak out on trips and...
Following a loss in Game 5 to the Denver Nuggets in which he scored 15 points on just 1-7 shooting from beyond the arc, Stephen Curry got into a verbal altercation with a Nuggets fan as he walked back to the locker room. During his postgame interview, Curry said the fan said something “stupid” and he told him to “shut up.”
Playoff basketball always has a different type of feel to the game when you watch it. From the energy exhibited by both sides to the sometimes chippy plays that can take place between opposing teams, playoffs mean a whole new intensity level. So if you watch yesterday’s Game 5 Western Conference quarterfinal match-up between the [...]
Kenneth Faried brought the energy and the Denver Nuggets
rediscovered their toughness in time to stave off elimination
Tuesday night with a 107-100 win over the Golden State
In a three-game stretch, Stephen Curry averaged 30.0 points per game and shot 57.1 percent from beyond the arc and 55.4 percent from the floor. He was unstoppable, popping open for shots and draining long-distance 3-pointers like they were simple jumpers. When he was not doing that, he was able to get to the lane with ease.
That probably rubbed Denver's defense the wrong...