SAN FRANCISCO – Unlike DeMarcus Cousins, whose ejection barely 90 seconds into the fourth quarter all-but ended Denver’s chances in Game 1, Nikola Jokic kept his cool.
He had reason to lose it, getting bodied and pushed on numerous occasions, after getting to the free-throw line twice despite taking 25 shots in the Nuggets’ 123-107 loss, yet he didn’t.
Asked after the game whether he could tell a difference between regular-season officiating and postseason officiating, Jokic proved adept once again.
“My friend, I think I’m going to get fined if I answer,” Jokic said. “So I can’t. I mean, is it a little bit more chippy? Yes, but then, I cannot answer.”
For the most part, the Warriors opted to guard Jokic straight-up, only occasionally sending late double-teams to…
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