Whoever thought political correctness would creep its way into the NBA playoffs?
Thats what the Golden State Warriors seemed to be trying to achieve following a 107-100 loss to the Denver Nuggets in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series Tuesday. The Warriors still lead the best-of-seven affair, 3-2, with Game 6 Thursday at home.
But you never know. The Warriors very well could take their ball to the principals office and demand the Nuggets serve a detention. Because the Nuggets, you know, are really, really mean.
After the game, Warriors coach Mark Jackson referred to Denver defenders as their hitmen. He said there was some dirty play early. He fell short of asking why Warriors guard Stephen Curry could no longer prance through the lane on his way to another 3-pointer.
Well, heres why: Because its killing the Nuggets.
They lost three straight games in this series, and its mostly because Curry practically skipped to a spot behind the arc, patiently squared his shoulders, an...