Wednesday's practice interviews continue to talk about the physical play, including the Kenneth Faried dirty ankle trip attempt on Stephen Curry that was actually a shoulder check. Both sides are expecting the physicality to continue in Game 6. To keep the tension going until Game 6 starts, I've added George Karl's practice interview.
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- Leftover recaps of Game 5.
Feltbot: Closing Time: Nuggets 107 Warriors 100
Marcus Thompson II: Game 5 Rewind: Physicality, Warriors’ Near Comeback Adds Drama to Game 6
Tim Roye: Roye's Roundball Ramblings - Game 5
- Notes from practice interviews.
Carl Steward: Warriors' Jackson not ready to let go
Kyle Bonagura: Curry out to ditch 'soft' stigma
Carl Steward: Warriors notebook: Stephen Curry wants focus away from physical play
Carl Steward: It's time for Warriors to adjust
- Matt Steinmetz looks back at Game 5 and looks ahead at Game 6.
Matt Steinmetz: No worries for Warriors as series heads to Oracle
Matt Steinmetz: Warriors looking for 'We Believe' performance in Game 6
- Two local bloggers answer two questions about Game 6.
warriors.com blog: Bloggers Roundtable: Game 6 X-Factor
- Parking lots open at 5:00pm, doors will open at 5:30pm.
warriors.com: GAMEDAY INFORMATION
- KNBR, 95.7 FM Audio
7:00 min: 95.7 FM: Henry Abbott (True Hoop) on The Rise Guys
9:30 min: KNBR: Marc Spears (Yahoo Sports) with Murph and Mac
6:05 min: KNBR: Marcus Thompson II with Murph and Mac
14:40 min: KNBR: Tim Roye with Gary and Larry
13:09 min: KNBR: Andrew Bogut with Tom Tolbert and Eric Byrnes
14:37 min: KNBR: Mark Jackson with Tom Tolbert and Eric Byrnes
RicBucher: There's still a chance that David Lee could have surgery to repair his torn hip flexor, a source says. Lee will
give it one more week and see one more specialist before making a determination. If the hip responds well over the next week and the last specialist concurs, the Warriors' power forward probably will opt to forgo surgery.
MSteinmetzCSN: No doubt, Mark Jackson has done a terrific job with the Warriors this season, but his penchant for hyperbole
over the course of the season gives him less credibility on the "Nuggets are dirty" issue. Jackson has already called Stephen Curry an elite defender; he's said Curry and Thompson are the greatest shooting backcourt in the history of the game. In other words, he's gone to verbal extremes to support his team and players, and it's one of the hallmarks of his coaching style. So, when Jackson refers to the Nuggets as having some "hit men," it's just another extension of his exaggerated talk. The more he does it, the less value that stuff has.
fezzyfel: Woaw woAw Charles... OKC has the best home court in the NBA??? Better ask somebody!! #ROARACLE
RicBucher: I hope George Karl is not catching flak for calling Warriors C Festus Ezeli "an a--hole guy" because he didn't. Or
at least I don't believe he intended to call him one. What Karl said, in reference to Ezeli, is that he "really blossomed into an elbow and asshole guy." The expression I have to believe he was reaching for was "assholes and elbows," which means to be busy or, in some cases, to create panic and confusion. In that regard, it's a compliment for a defensive role player such as Ezeli. Having been around Festus, I can tell you he's no more an ass than Kenneth Faried. Both attack the menial tasks of the game with vigor and feel an immense duty to do so for their teammates. When Faried came up short in Game 4, he put his foot through a wall in frustration. Ezeli had a more benign reaction after Game 5. The Warriors had the Nuggets reeling, having shaved a 20-point Denver lead down to five when Ezeli rebounded an Andre Miller miss with 4:43 left. But Ezeli turned the ball over in the backcourt and Denver pushed the lead back to seven. The Warriors narrowed the lead back to five several times after that and had other chances to pare it down further and failed. But Ezeli acted as if he had thrown away their one and only chance. Afterward, he sat in the lockerroom shaking his head and muttering, "I can't believe I threw the ball away," until David Lee told him, "Let that *&^# go."
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