Nuggets Win To Trail Series vs. Warriors by ‘Comfortable’ 3-1 Count

Two years ago, the Nuggets came back from a 3-1 deficit in the Western Conference playoffs — twice.Monte Morris

This year, they’re trying to do something even more unthinkable. They are trying to become the first team ever to overcome a 3-0 deficit.

They took the first step Sunday, when they held off the Warriors for a 126-121 home win, behind five 3-pointers and 24 points from guard Monte Morris.

Now, Game 5 is back on the Warriors’ home floor.

“There is no pressure on us,” Morris said. “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.”

But yes, the Nuggets have been here before. After all, now they trail the series by a 3-1 count.

“Obviously of all teams in the playoffs, we are probably most comfortable being down 3-1,” coach Michael Malone said. “Can I say we say we have them right where we want them? No. But we are alive. We live to fight another day.”

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