What was supposed to be a nice little series where the Denver Nuggets wouldn’t have too much trouble taking care of the Golden State Warriors has quickly turned into the best series of the playoffs thus far.
Stephen Curry almost singlehandedly beat the Nuggets in Game 3 on a bum ankle and it’s abundantly clear that he’s the best player in the series.
It’s also become abundantly clear that the Nuggets realize that Curry is the best player in the series so they decided to play a little rough with Curry during Game 5 on Tuesday night. A game that the Nuggets won 107-100. Curry tried to downplay the rough play after the game, but head coach Mark Jackson took another route. Jackson basically accused the Nuggets of targeting Curry’s injured ankle and even said that the Nuggets are sending “hit men” at Curry.
“They tried to send hit men (at Curry),” Warriors coach Mark Jackson said.
“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 basketball and they clearly didn’t co-sign it, so they wanted to let me know that they had no part in what was taking place.”
Curry, for the most part, remained cool throughout the game. But seemingly lost it after the game and confronted a fan while walking to the locker room.