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Nuggets beat Warriors, Grizzlies in lead

CRYING FOUL:After the Warriors complained that the Nuggets played dirty, Denver forward Kenneth Faried said ‘If you can’t stand the physicality, you shouldn’t be playing’

AP, DENVER, COLORADO

“It’s the series, it’s physical, whether they’re taking cheap shots or not we need to match that physicality,” Bogut added.

“A couple of them could have been cheap shots. I thought Steph got cheat shot one time, he got a bloody nose. It’s not acceptable, but we’ve got to match that,” Klay Thompson said. “We can’t let it get in our heads, just do what we did in the second half.”

Andre Iguodala had 25 points and 12 rebounds for the Nuggets, Ty Lawson had 19 points and 10 assists, while Faried had 13 points and 10 boards.

Stephen Curry finished one of seven from three and scored 15 for the Warriors. Harrison Barnes led Golden State with 23 points.

Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, Memphis moved within one win of a spot in the next round of the playoffs by beating the LA Clippers 103-93.

Zach Randolph scored 10 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter as the Grizzlies capitalized on Blake Griffin’s ankle injury.

Mike Conley added 20 points for the Grizzlies, who will try to wrap it up tomorrow at home.

The Pacific Division champions, who won their last seven games of the regular season to clinch home-court advantage for the first two rounds, would force a deciding seventh game on Sunday back at the Staples Center if they win in Memphis.

Chris Paul led Los Angeles with 35 points, tying a career playoff high.

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