The Denver Nuggets came out energized with a renewed sense of toughness and won a physical game 107-100 over the Golden State Warriors Tuesday night, avoiding elimination.
The nature of physicality in the game caught the ire of Warriors coach Mark Jackson.
“Some dirty plays early,” Jackson said. “It’s playoff basketball. That’s all right. We own it. But make no mistake about it, we went up 3-1 playing hard, physical, clean basketball—not trying to hurt anybody.”
Iguodala led Denver with 25 points and 12 rebounds, Ty Lawson chipped in with 19 points and 10 assists, while Kenneth Faried added 13 points and 10 boards.