As Golden State Warriors defeated the Denver Nuggets for the second consecutive match in their first-round series. The Dubs were led by an incredible 34 points by Stephen Curry as they caused a lot of problems to the Nuggets’ rosters. The tensions were through the roof as Denver centre Demarcus Cousins and guard Will Barton were seen having a heated argument.
The verbal altercation took place during a timeout in the third quarter where Barton was going into DeMarcus Cousins’ face as the team was walking to the bench. The duo was soon separated by the other Nuggets players.
During the post-match press conference, Will Barton addressed the issue and expressed that he needs to have better behaviour. He said, “Just some goofy sh*t that happened on the bench that I shouldn’t even entertain. We can’t let that happen in a series in the playoffs the game. I got to be better than that.”
Check out the video here:
Things getting chippy on the Nuggets bench 👀 pic.twitter.com/SbhGG6QU8I
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No one wants to get their ass kicked on national TV: Malone
Nuggets coach Michael Malone also talked about the issue and said, “Without getting into any details, no one wants to get embarrassed. No one wants to get their ass kicked on national TV … I think it’s just frustration. DeMarcus, Will, our whole team, we have a close team so we just have to iron those things out.”
“If we’re fragmented, if we’re breaking off into groups or individuals, then we have zero chance of winning a game in this series.”f we’re fragmented, if we’re breaking off into groups or individuals, then we have zero chance of winning a game in this series, Malone further added.