2013 NBA Playoffs: Golden State Warriors Need to Focus on Own Game

By Andy Schmidt
Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors were able to push around the Denver Nuggets for the first four games of their NBA playoff series. Denver pushed back in a literal sense during Game 5 with a victory as the series goes back to Golden State for Game 6 with the Warriors leading 3-2. The Warriors, however, are upset and believe that Denver is playing “dirty”. I can understand being frustrated that Stephen Curry is getting fouled a lot more in this series than he has all season long, but the Warriors need to focus on what their own team and not worry about the perceived dirty play.

Golden State coach Mark Jackson is saying that Curry is being targeted by the Nuggets who are attempting to get cheap shots in. Jackson needs to keep his mouth shut and let his team take care of this on the court. There is no doubt that the team is hampered by the loss of David Lee, but they have been able to get the series lead and now have the chance to clinch it at home.

You don’t want to say too much these days because who knows what Denver will try to do next. Is it possible that the Nuggets would target Curry even more late in Game 6 if it appears that the Warriors are about to win the series? There is no doubt that could happen just to prove their point. Jackson did the wrong thing here with his public comments after Game 5. It could be statements made by Jackson while upset after a game that end any real chance Golden State has of doing serious playoff damage.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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