Golden State Warriors take Denver Nuggets' best punch, grab 3-0 series lead

Ahead of Thursday night's Game 3, Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone vowed to "go down swinging" in the NBA playoffs against the Golden State Warriors

The Nuggets, after being pummeled in the first two games of the first round, showed the most fight and life they've had all series,

series, and yet it wasn't enough as the Warriors squeaked out a 118-113 victory in Denver to go up 3-0 in the series.

You have to feel this kind of adversity and pressure on the road," Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said. 

"You've got to execute. It's good for our team to have this experience and come through because we are going to be feeling it again, especially on the road."

Added Draymond Green: "When a team is down 2-0, they come out and give you everything they got in that Game 3.

If you are able to take that punch and come out with a win, you go out in Game 4 and you got to take a punch or two, but you set yourself up well."

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