The Denver Nuggets won Game 4 to avoid a sweep against the Golden State Warriors but they say they are not done as they believe they can become the first team in NBA history to overturn a 3-0 deficit. On Sunday, the Nuggets defeated the Warriors 126-121 to reduce the deficit in the series to 3-1.
Nuggest guard Monte Morris, who hit five threes and scored 24 points, called the Warriors a hell of a team but noted they are beatable. "There is no pressure on us," Morris said, per ESPN. "I think Game 3 and 4 has been our best basketball, how physical we want to be, we displayed that.
"Going back there, we see they're beatable. They're a helluva team. But when we play our style of basketball and make it tough and make them see bodies -- they are going to make tough shots -- but we know if we play our brand of basketball and bring the energy, we give ourselves a chance.
And that is why I think it is going to be different going back."
The Nuggest aiming to beat the Warriors in San Francisco
Game 5 will take place on the Warriors' home floor and they have made it clear they want to put an end to the series on their home floor.
"We got to go into [Game 5] like it's a must-win," Warriors guard Klay Thompson said. "We'd like to get some rest before next series and we don't want to travel back to Denver. We got to come with the mindset that we have something to prove, that it's a must-win."
Bones Hyland, who scored 15 points and dished out seven assists, agreed with Morris that the Warriors are beatable. "Of course," Hyland said. "We just proved that out there. We go out there and play Mile High City basketball, we can beat anybody. I feel like we have a very unguardable team. We go out there and play our basketball, we are unguardable."