Michael Malone said that the Denver Nuggets have put the nippy and sometimes unmanageable frustrations in San Francisco behind them even while they hope to turn their first-round series against the Golden State Warriors around.
Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone has said that the team stopped the uncontrolled fury in San Francisco in order to prepare for their first-round series against the Golden State Warriors. Will Barton and DeMarcus Cousins previously had gotten into a verbal argument on the sideline during a second-half breakdown against the Warriors in Game 2.
“That was out of the system before we got on the plane, We handled that internally and we move forward.” said Malone on Wednesday. “We are together, We are fine. We moved past that. We go into the game as one unit. There is no hangover from what happened during that game.” said Malone. “
Nuggets vs Warriors match
Curry made a layup to the hoops and knocked down a 3-pointer while falling to the ground and being fouled to make a vital four-point play. It is evident that he is finally back to his healthy old self.
Curry scored 34 points off the bench for the second consecutive game after missing a whole month over a foot injury, leading the Warriors to a 126-106 victory over the Nuggets on Monday night. This resulted in a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven playoff series.
”The first half a little pep in my step and the body felt good, I was able to kind of get to some spots,” said Curry. ”When you make certain shots it feels a little different, it feels a little bit more normal and more emotion kind of comes out, especially with that layoff, so it was a nice feeling.”
Curry was on the court for only 3 seconds shy of 23 minutes, and according to Elias Sports Bureau, no player in the shot clock era had scored 30 points in 23 or fewer minutes in a playoff game.
”It didn’t surprise me because we’ve been watching this for a long time with Steph,” said head coach Steve Kerr. ”You never really are surprised when he has an outburst like that. It’s great to see.”
Jordan Poole scored 29 points, missing out on being the first Warriors player in history to score 30 points in his first two playoff games. Klay Thompson scored 21 points, and Curry shot 12 for 17 with five three-pointers.
The Warriors were full of support from their fans, which let them win their seventh consecutive game. They previously ended the regular season with a five-game winning streak.
Golden State utilized 16-0 and 23-4 runs late in the second quarter to overcome a 43-31 deficit and take a 57-51 advantage into the half. On one especially impressive sequence, Draymond Green bounced a ball to Poole, who tossed it behind his back to Thompson for a 54-47 lead.
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Curry entered the game for the first time at the 6:32 mark to a cheering crowd. He made a layup, and with 16 points in the first half, he became the 27th player in NBA history to reach 3,000 career postseason points.
“[Curry] was incredible,” Green said. “He just kept driving, and I think that broke their defense. Once he did that, you’ve got him into the paint kicking out and flying back off for 3s.
“That’s when Steph is at his most dangerous — off the ball. The way he came in and settled our offense, it’s what you expect from Steph. … To be plus-32 in 23 minutes, it doesn’t get much better than that.”