Nuggets coach Mike Malone called the Warriors’ Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant "three of the greatest shooters ever to play the game." Even with those players, Malone considered Warriors forward Draymond Green "the most important piece to that team" because of his versatility. Still, Malone told something to his players beforehand that turned out to become true: "They’ll let you back in the game."
It was not always easy, though. After holding onto a 13-point lead, the Nuggets went a 15-0 run when Durant and Curry sat out for a 38-36 lead with 7:17 left in the second quarter. During those moments, Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried threw down countless lobs and stuffed Warriors rookie forward Jordan Bell at the rim. The Nuggets even found Paul Millsap open for a dunk off an inbounds pass.
"I didn’t feel there was a lack of effort. There was a little lull in the second quarter we lost control a little bit and some moments we needed to execute," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "But the guys got things together quickly. Tonight there was never a moment where I was angry with the way we played. Shots weren’t going in, and we had to think about execution."
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