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Game 5 saw tempers flare on several occasions from both the Nuggets and Warriors, and the emotions spilled over into the postgame press conferences.
While giving the Nuggets their due for outplaying the Warriors, Mark Jackson also dropped this, uh, nugget, per Marcus Thompson:
“They were the more physical team. They were the aggressor. … They tried to send hit men on (Curry),” Jackson said, later adding, “That’s not good basketball.”
No question, the Nuggets clearly were trying to fluster Steph Curry with physical play from the tip, and it worked. Curry finished with just 15 points on 19 attempts. There was one play, however, that was indeed a little questionable—when Kenneth Faried apparently tried to deliberately trip Curry on a screen. That one set Jackson off, via Tim Kawakami:
“The screen on Curry by the foul line is a shot at his ankle, clearly, it can’t be debated,” Jackson said of a first-quarter play. “I have inside information that some people don’t like that brand of basket
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Denver Nuggets’ Kenneth Faried should feel frustrated, after all he returned – from an ankle injury – to the Nuggets lineup just as David Lee – who suffered a season-ending injury – left the series. Denver is the no. 3 seed, but you wouldn’t know it if you turned into Sunday’s night game between Denver [...]The post Kenneth Faried Kicked A Hole In Wall After Sunday’s...
Opposing players must really hate the walls at Oracle Arena.
Much like the oil cans stacked behind Steve Martin in The Jerk, the walls at the arena in Oakland have suffered some incidental damages over the years as a result of the pesky Warriors. First, there was Dirk Nowitzki opening up a gash with a trash can after the Dubs upset the top-seeded Mavericks in the 2007 playoffs...
The Nuggets' Kenneth Faried is a fiery guy, known by many as the team's emotional leader. So with him team suddenly down 3-1 to the Golden State Warriors in their first-round playoff series, it wouldn't be surprising if Faried wanted to give some teammates a swift kick in the pants.
But after Sunday night's postgame display, he may not need to kick any butts -- we...
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:
Denver Nuggets are in an elimination game atmosphere during Game 5 of the Golden State Warriors of the Western Conference quarterfinals on Tuesday in Denver; Denver looked like a completely different team as they came out of the game with defensive pressure, a new starting lineup, and precise execution. The increased effort may have gotten to Andrew [...]The post Andrew Bogut...
I just find it incredibly ironic that Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson was accusing the Denver Nuggets of playing dirty last night, and here is one of his players committing the hardest and most dangerous foul of the game.
During the second quarter of Game 5 of the first round match up between the teams, Warriors center Andrew Bogut pushed Nuggets forward Kenneth...
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
The Denver Nuggets are facing elimination after losing their third straight game to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night, giving the Warriors a 3-1 series lead. After David Lee was lost for the year with an injury during the first game of the playoffs, it seemed like Denver would have the upper hand. That has not been the case.
Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried has played well...
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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.
The hole in the visitor locker room wall, courtesy of Denver’s Kenneth Faried. twitpic.com/cmrju2
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Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried took out his anger following Game 4′s 115-101 loss to the Golden State Warriors by kicking a hole in the visitors locker room according to USA Today’s Sam Amick.
Asked if he kicked it with his ailing left...
Golden State coach Mark Jackson was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Thursday for making public comments in an attempt to influence the officiating in the Warriors' playoff series with Denver.
After Golden State's 107-100 loss at Denver on Tuesday night, Jackson repeatedly mentioned Kenneth Faried's foul in the first half, when the Denver forward stuck out his right leg and...
Mark Jackson complained after the Golden State Warriors’ 107-100 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night that Denver sent “hitmen” at his best player, Steph Curry.
“[They] tried to send ‘hitmen’ on Steph [Curry],” Jackson said after the game.
When asked to elaborate, Jackson did.
“There were some dirty plays earlier. It’s playoff basketball, that’s alright...
The Denver Nuggets left behind a hole in the wall just inside the visiting locker room at Oracle Arena, courtesy of frustrated forward Kenneth Faried's size 16 sneaker.
Escaping the hole they're in against the Golden State Warriors won't be so easy.
The sixth-seeded Warriors have won three straight games since losing All-Star David Lee, the league's leader in double...
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...