The Denver Nuggets brain trust has plenty of time on its hands now to contemplate whether it was a flaw in the team’s makeup or just a bad matchup that led to yet another early exit from the playoffs.
A franchise-record regular season ended in all too familiar fashion for the Denver Nuggets with a disappointing first-round playoff loss.
Denver Nuggets coach George Karl thought the reaction to his team’s Game 5 win over the Warriors sounded like a “different movie than I’m watching.” Golden State’s Mark Jackson defended his accusations of dirty play Wednesday, and players on both sides practically promised more physicality.
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 Warriors.
Stephen Curry overcame an ankle injury to score 29 points and hand out 11 assists, and the Warriors outlasted the Denver Nuggets 110-108 on Friday night to take a 2-1 series lead.
Whether the pain in Stephen Curry’s sprained left ankle will subside enough for him to be on the court when the Golden State Warriors host the Denver Nuggets for Game 3 on Friday night is not something even the sharp-shooting point guard could say for sure.
The Denver Nuggets secured the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs by routing the Phoenix Suns 118-98 on Wednesday night behind 21 points from Wilson Chandler and 20 from Andre Iguodala.
Ty Lawson scored 26 points, including a jumper in the lane with 9.3 seconds left, and the Denver Nuggets clinched home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 112-111 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.
Andre Iguodala scored 28 points and the Denver Nuggets set an NBA franchise record with their 55th win Sunday, beating the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers 118-109 but losing another starter.
Kenneth Faried left Denver’s game against Portland after spraining his left ankle in the opening minutes Sunday.