DENVER, Colo. (CBS Sports) — And all of a sudden, the series that was all about Stephen Curry’s fire and the Warriors rising to the clouds has become about trash, dirt, and hit men. Welcome to the street fight noir, authored by Denver and Golden State after the Nuggets’ Game 5 win.
Mark Jackson got the ball rolling in his post-game presser, saying the Nuggets sent “hit men” at his star point guard.
“They tried to send hit men on (Stephen Curry), but I give them credit… There were some dirty plays early. It’s playoff basketball; it’s all right. Make no mistake about it: we went up 3-1 playing hard, physical, and clean basketball, not trying to hurt anyone.”
Late Charge Not Enough, Warriors Lose To Nuggets In Game 5
Warriors’ Jackson Accuses Nuggets Of Dirty Play In Game 5
Blood Bath Brewing In Warriors-Nuggets Series
You Decide: Watch The So-Called ‘Dirty’ Play On Curry
Analysis: How The Nuggets Finally Snuffed Curry’s Fire
Daily Madden: Warriors Should Have Expected A Fight
Pretty strong comments from the team up 3-2.
The Nuggets, to no surprise, vehemently denied the accusation, and true to form, turned it right back around on the Warriors.
“That’s surprising to me if you watch the first couple of games,” point guard Ty Lawson said. “Just watch Andrew Bogut and watch Draymond Green and Festus (Ezili). I guarantee you you’ll find dirty plays.
(Copyright 2013 CBS San Francisco and CBS Interactive. All rights reserved.)