The Warriors, despite rallying almost all the way back from a 22-point deficit were unable to complete a miraculous comeback against the Nuggets. They lost 107-100 on some very questionable calls at the end. The game was one of the most physical I’ve seen in these playoffs. Both coaches are accusing the players of some dirty basketball, and getting into it. Kenneth Faried tripped Stephen Curry, twice, and the Warriors retaliated by fouling him hard, twice.
It’s going to be a very tense game, with violence around every corner. The Warriors can easily win it, no question, but the Nuggets are an immensely deep team that’s going to come out and play some good basketball. Tonight’s X factor is Andrew Bogut, and his decision making on the offensive end. On defense, the Warriors are going to have to play well defensively if they want this victory. The Warriors have been given the golden opportunity to close out a series at home, but whether they capitalize on it or not is on them.
Matchup to Watch: Stephen Curry vs Ty Lawson
Players to Watch: Klay Thompson, Faried, Bogut
Leading Scorer: Curry scores over four 3-pointers
Winner: Warriors pull it off thanks to a strong second half
1. Stephen Curry
2. Jarrett Jack
3. Klay Thompson
4. Harrison Barnes
5. Andrew Bogut
1. Ty Lawson
2. Evan Fournier
3. Andre Iguodala
4. Wilson Chandler
5. Kenneth Faried