The NBA has fined Golden State head coach Mark Jackson $25,000 for comments he made following Denver’s win in game five of their playoff series.
Kenneth Faried was awarded the J. Walter Kennedy Award for his outreach in the Denver community. Faried is the third Nugget to win the award.
By getting physical, embracing “playoff basketball” for the first time in the series, Denver has gotten back into the best-of-seven with Golden State.
Faried and the Nuggets were called dirty by Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson. Faried said they weren’t dirty. Just tired of being pushed around.
The Denver Nuggets led by as many as 22 and withstood a late flurry to defeat the Golden State Warriors by a final score of 107-100.
The seven-footer rallied the Nuggets in last year’s playoff series down three game to one. Now, he looks to do it again starting with Game 5.
People in Denver are already cueing up the fat lady. But there’s still plenty of basketball to be played before the Nuggets are done this season.
The coach is unlikely to be fired by the Nuggets. It should be on him to do the right thing and walk away from a team that he cannot get out of the first round.
Down 3-1 to the Warriors, Denver appears headed for another first-round exit. Another early playoff loss begs the question: What has to change?