COLORADO — — The Denver Nuggets finally turned the tables on them and started fighting them instead of the referees and other players,
but the Golden State Warriors showed they are skilled counterpunchers by withstanding them.
The Playoff Series
The Warriors defeated the Nuggets 118-113 on Thursday night to go up 3-0 in their playoff series thanks to the combined 27 points scored by Stephen Curry, Jordan Poole, and Klay Thompson. Thompson made six 3-pointers en route to his 26 points.
It’s a Poole Celebration! As he Cut off Poole’s Postgame Television interview, Thompson Shouted
As the Warriors finished the game on a 9-2 run, Draymond Green added a crucial steal from Nikola Jokic, who finished with 37 points and 18 rebounds, to put the Nuggets in danger of losing.
“We played well in the final minutes on both “Thompson stated that the court’s ends.
Golden State took a 112-111 lead after Andrew Wiggins’ second-chance 3-pointer, and Green, who played the final four minutes with five fouls, made a big play by stealing the ball from Jokic with 40 seconds left.
Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Said:
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said, “For Draymond to battle him all night and to make that play in the end was just a huge part of the win.
NBA teams with a 3-0 deficit in the playoffs are 0-143 all-time, and Golden State can win the series on Sunday in Denver.
The Coach of the Denver Nuggets ( Michael Malone )
Michael Malone, the coach of the Denver Nuggets, said after two drubbings in San Francisco, “I know that this sounds weird because it was a loss and there are no moral victories, I get that. But tonight, we gave ourselves a chance. In Golden State, we didn’t practise that. Late in the game, we put ourselves in a position to defeat a top-notch basketball team.
Following their altercation on the bench in Game 2 and Jokic’s ejection for yelling at a referee, the Nuggets stuck together and competed all the way to the end.
Malone praised the team’s fighting tonight and urged them to do the same on Sunday: Are we going to submit? Will we fight tooth and nail to have this sent back to Golden State?
Malone need not Wonder, According to DeMarcus Cousins.
“All my life I’ve been a fighter. I am aware of my strategy, Cousins said. “And I anticipate the same behaviour from everyone else in the locker room. I’m a fighter, so I’ll attack.
The Nuggets had the upper hand for the majority of the second half, but the Warriors pulled away after Jokic’s finger roll layup gave Denver a 111-109 lead with 3:20 remaining.
For the Nuggets, who lost for the seventh consecutive postseason game, Aaron Gordon added 18 points. The other six defeats had average margins of 16 points.
After trailing by 10 at the break, the Nuggets refocused and used a 30-18 third quarter to take the lead 89-87.
Healthy and Hungry Warriors
The Nuggets were aware that they had to slow the pace because they couldn’t keep up with these healthy and hungry Warriors without their star players Jamal Murray (ACL) and Michael Porter Jr.
Malone joked, “We’re in a Pinto, and they’re in a Maserati.”
Observing that he had never owned either model, Kerr chuckled at the analogy.
After missing the playoffs the previous two seasons, his team is undeniably revved up.
“I think we are revitalised in some ways, “said Kerr.
Curry Certainly Appears to be Having Fun Once More
He saw Peyton Manning sitting courtside as the third quarter was coming to a close and went over to shake his hand, say a few words, and smile before assisting the Warriors in absorbing any blows that were coming their way.
Curry Remarked, “It was a Lovely Environment. I Appreciate how we Responded
Thompson enjoyed eking out the victory in a hostile setting, much like the Warriors used to frequently during their championship runs. Thompson missed a significant portion of each of the previous two seasons due to knee injuries.
It fulfils your dreams. You prepare for it, and I don’t take nights like these for granted,” Thompson said. “That was a lot of fun, and our team won with guts.
“All of my efforts over the past two years have paid off, and I’m just incredibly grateful to be here and having a good time.
- 1 The Playoff Series
- 2 It’s a Poole Celebration! As he Cut off Poole’s Postgame Television interview, Thompson Shouted
- 3 Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Said:
- 4 The Coach of the Denver Nuggets ( Michael Malone )
- 5 Malone need not Wonder, According to DeMarcus Cousins.
- 6 Healthy and Hungry Warriors
- 7 Curry Certainly Appears to be Having Fun Once More
- 8 Curry Remarked, “It was a Lovely Environment. I Appreciate how we Responded