Star guard Stephen Curry admits to a few nerves as lead dwindled down.
Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson joked that it was a “miracle that we advanced” after seeing his team secure their passage into the second round of the NBA Playoffs at the expense of the Denver Nuggets.
The Warriors advance after having won the series 4-2, with guard Stephen Curry putting on another impressive display in the third quarter to help see them through.
However, coach Jackson couldn’t praise his team enough following the win stating that he couldn’t quite believe what they had achieved considering the circumstances.
With three rookies on the court in Game 6 of the first round of the playoffs, he congratulated his men on a great job, as he will shortly begin work on finding a way to beat the San Antonio Spurs in the next round.
However, Curry admitted to a few nerves as Golden State looked in danger of surrendering their commanding lead in the latter stages of Game 6.
Turnovers combined with some improved shooting from Denver ensured a nervy ending at the Oracle Center in Oakland, which Jackson later joked about in his post-game press conference.
“And I think that, you know, God has a sense of humour because he wanted to show folks at the end as we threw the ball all over the place, and it’s only a miracle that we advanced.”
However, the Warriors did enough to eliminate the Nuggets and will now move forward hoping to cause a few more shocks having prevailed from what was an enthralling series with Denver.