Nuggets' Monte Morris sees Warriors as 'hell of a team' but 'beatable'

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Monte Morris: Warriors are 'hell of a team' but 'beatable' originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

The Denver Nuggets barely avoided a sweep at the hands of the Warriors on Sunday, and no team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in the playoffs.

But they played better in Game 3 and staved off a furious Warriors comeback in Game 4, leading Monte Morris, who had 24 points and five assists on Sunday, to believe that Denver has a chance to get back into the series.

Speaking to reporters after the game, Morris said he thought Games 3 and 4 were the Nuggets at their best. After Games 1 and 2 were decisive Warriors victories, the Nuggets have made both Games 3 and 4 close contests on their home court.

And Morris has a feeling Game 5 at Chase Center on Wednesday will look much different than the first two games of the series.

“How we’ve been playing, how physical we want to be – I think we displayed that,” Morris said. “Even though we lost Game 3, that was one of the best games we played. The chips didn’t fall on our end.

“Going back [to Golden State], we see they’re beatable.”

Morris went on to compliment the Warriors as “a hell of a team.”

“Great team,” Morris said. “But when we play our style of basketball and make it tough and make them see bodies – they’re going to make big shots and tough shots. They got some great players, but I think going back we know: If we play our brand of basketball and bring the energy, we’ll give ourselves a chance. So that’s why I think it’s going to be different, going back.”

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The Warriors may have stolen Game 3 in Denver, but by leaving their comeback just short on Sunday, they gave the Nuggets life and a small crack in the window to perhaps make it a more stressful series than it needed to be.

Golden State can make Morris’ comments irrelevant with a Game 5 win. But at least for the next few days, Morris and the Nuggets have new life.

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