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Former San Antonio Spurs forward Bruce Bowen had a reputation as being a "dirty" player when he was in the NBA. Bowen chalked it up to simply tough defense, but he wasn't without his incidents and altercations on the court whenever a player took exception to his brand of defense. In Game 5 of the Nuggets-Warriors opening round series, Denver was accused of being "dirty" in their defense of Warriors' Stephen Curry. It got to the point where Golden State head coach Mark Jackson felt Denver sent "hit men" after Curry. Bowen weighed in on whether or not the Nuggets were playing a bit more physical against Curry and in a nutshell, said Denver wasn't dirty with Curry but they were simply trying to limit his effectiveness. The style of defense versus Curry held him to 7-19 shooting, 1-7 from the three-point line, and 15 points. Denver won Game 5 but is this something the Spurs can do in their series against Curry and his Golden State Warriors?  Check out what the former Spur had to say and make sure to leave your comments on whether San Antonio should play a very physical game against Steph.
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