DENVER, Colo. (CBS Sports) — Mark Jackson sounded off in his post-game presser conference following the Golden State Warriors’ Game 5 loss to the Nuggets, accusing Denver of “dirty” basketball.
And, he even went as far to say the Nuggets “tried to send hit men” at Stephen Curry.
“I’m not going to get into specifics. You can take a look at the game. The screen on Curry by the foul line on a shot at his ankle clearly. That can’t be debated,” Jackson said.
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TNT came up with the play below as the one Jackson was likely referencing and it seems pretty obvious that Kenneth Faried kicks his foot out as Curry as he’s running through the paint. Seeing as Curry’s ankles have been a major problem for him throughout his career, it does seem like a fairly obvious cheap shot.
But Faried told reporters it was basically an eye-for-an-eye: “They play dirty every night. They have targeted me.”
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