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Analysis: All Eyes On Curry, But Watch Your Words Coach

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Mark Jackson, left, and Stephen Curry.  (Garrett Ellwood/Getty Images)

Mark Jackson, left, and Stephen Curry. (Garrett Ellwood/Getty Images)

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OAKLAND (CBS Sports) — Mark Jackson said what he said, and there’s no taking it back now. Whether you agree or disagree, the goal has been accomplished: All eyes will be on Stephen Curry in Game 6 between the Golden State Warriors and Denver Nuggets on Thursday night.

Jackson had a point in that Curry was a marked man in Game 5, as he should have been. When you allow your opponent’s best player to be as comfortable and contact-free as Curry was in Game 3 — when he put on a show in the Warriors’ 115-101 victory at home — you have to make him feel your presence in the next game or you are going home yourself.

“Hitmen?” “Dirty plays?” A little overly dramatic, but Jackson has accomplished his goal and probably will be happy to pay the price – expect a $25,000 fine or more from the league office.

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