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COHN: Sturdy Warriors have Nuggets on ropes

  • Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut throws down a dunk over Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee during their playoff game in Oakland on Sunday, April 28, 2013.
    (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)

OAKLAND -- This column is about Andrew Bogut. But first a statement to you, the jurors.

It is hard to see the Denver Nuggets winning this playoff series, now that they're down three games to one, now that they lost Game 4 115-101. It is easy to see the Golden State Warriors winning this series.

Sure, strange things can happen, and they often do. If this series goes to seven games, two of the final three take place in Denver, and teams have trouble running around a mile above sea level, and the Nuggets are specialists at thriving in the rarified air.

It's just that the Warriors seem so much better than the Nuggets. Denver played from behind most of Game 4, trying to catch up. They played desperation basketball and that only made them more desperate.

And Stephen Curry just killed the Nuggets, scoring 24 points in the second half, 19 in the final 4:22 of the third quarter, showing yet again he's the best shooter in the NBA.


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