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When I did my Western Conference First-Round predictions over a week ago, I sat down and tried to – without my emotional fanaticism – crunch the numbers. I looked at the last 20 games and even more closely at the last 10 games between all eight playoff teams; I looked for any new trends, any [...]The post While Mark Jackson Pumps Up GSW Crowd, George Karl Needs To Focus On Limiting Andre Miller appeared first on The NBA Mistress.

George Karl’s First Round Coaching Failures, An NIM Top 5 Investigation

There are many things I love about the NBA Playoffs, but few are more satisfying than the annual George Karl First Round Playoff Exit, and for two reasons: 1) watching NBA media members talk themselves into another Karl-coached team never stops being funny, and 2) I love tradition (think The Masters). Counting this season, Karl has coached his teams into the playoffs 22 times. Of...

Report: Nuggets Players Were Calling Stephen Curry Soft

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...

Mark Jackson: “The Nuggets Tried To Send Hitmen On Steph Curry”

The Warriors / Nuggets series has been one of the few exciting series’ of this year’s NBA playoffs. We’ve seen the emergence of Stephen Curry into a legitimate megastar. The SF Bay Area might have known how good he is, but now the world knows. In game 4 in Oakland, Curry displayed the best natural shot in the league in what might have been the best 3rd quarter performance in...

Iguodala Expected To Opt Out Of $16M Deal For 13-14

Andre Iguodala is expected to opt out of the final season of his current contract, which is set to pay him $16 million in order to explore free agency. Iguodala may not receive as much money on an annual basis, but would welcome the security of a long-term deal. Iguodala will be one of the NBA's most coveted unrestricted free agents this offseason.

Gallinari Undergoes Surgery To Repair Meniscus, ACL Repair To Wait

Danilo Gallinari underwent surgery to repair meniscus in his left knee on Monday and will undergo an additional procedure at a later date to fix his ACL. Gallinari will undergo rehab on his knee before a date is scheduled to repair his ACL. Gallinari was hurt on April 4.

If You Can't Beat 'Em, Hurt 'Em

Kosta Koufos Kontact 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...

Denver Nuggets’ Broadcaster Calls Mark Jackson “Classless”

By now, I imagine you may have heard the post-game hoopla surround Game 5 of the Golden State Warriors – Denver Nuggets Western Conference quarterfinals matchup. You know, the comments from Mark Jackson that stated there was a mole in the Denver Nuggets organization that had told him prior to the game that Denver would [...]The post Denver Nuggets’ Broadcaster Calls Mark Jackson...

Warriors, Nuggets accuse each other of playing dirty in Game 5

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...

Dirty Nuggets? Warriors Coach Mark Jackson calls out Denver’s game plan on Stephen Curry

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...

Nuggets Broadcaster Calls Mark Jackson “Classless”

Following the Denver Nuggets series extending game 5 win over Golden State, Warriors head coach Mark Jackson criticized the Nuggets for their physical and rough play on Stephen Curry. “They tried to send hit men at Steph,” Jackson said in his post game news conference after the Warriors’ 107-100 loss Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center. “There were some dirty plays early,...

Mark Jackson Fined $25,000 By NBA

Mark Jackson has been fined $25,000 for making public comments in an attempt to influence the officiating. Jackson said that the Denver Nuggets sent 'hit men' to rough up Stephen Curry.

Steph Curry's Game 4 Third Quarter....With Links

As you will see below, Steph Curry exploded for 22 points in the 3rd quarter during his Golden State Warriors Game 4 victory over the Denver Nuggets, 115-101.  With the win, the Dubs took a commanding 3-1 lead in their opening round series, with Curry leading the charge.  Here are some of my reactions, while watching Meastro Curry operate all up and down the Nuggets body parts...
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