Michael Malone: Nuggets Need To 'Send A Message' With Hard Fouls In Game 4

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Michael Malone: Nuggets Need To 'Send A Message' With Hard Fouls In Game 4 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:25 am

Michael Malone said he wants to see Jamal Murray respond to Derrick White's performance in game 4 of their series.


White finished with a career-high 36 points in the Spurs' game 3 win.


"I'm hoping that [Murray] kind of has the same reaction Derrick White had. Derrick White was a recipient of Jamal Murray's great play in the fourth quarter of Game 2 and he came out in Game 3 highly motivated and in attack mode. And we got to get Jamal playing at a higher level. In 12 quarters, Jamal has impacted the game at a high level in one of those. And Derrick White right now is at 23 points per game, 69 percent from the field [for the series]. Jamal has got to take that personally and I expect that to happen tomorrow afternoon," said Malone.


 


Malone added that Nuggets need to be more physical, but not dirty, in making the Spurs work for buckets in the paint.


"You have to be willing to [deliver] a hard foul sometimes because when a guy gets that comfortable, it was 36 points, [24] was in our paint, at some point this becomes ridiculous. It's on our guards because he didn't feel us. It's on our bigs. It's on whoever is near the basket, send a message, put him on the foul line, make him earn it. I'm not saying play dirty, but in the playoffs, it's got to be physical basketball and you got to make teams earn everything and it was way too easy for them."

Via Ohm Youngmisuk/ESPN

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Re: Michael Malone: Nuggets Need To 'Send A Message' With Hard Fouls In Game 4 

Post#2 » by GusT15 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:03 am

Mike Malone : "If you can't beat them,beat them up"

"If you can't outcoach them,complain about the refs"

Well Coach Malone,if you can't get past the first round against the 7 seed,try harder or get fired (again).Smh
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Re: Michael Malone: Nuggets Need To 'Send A Message' With Hard Fouls In Game 4 

Post#3 » by Winsome Gerbil » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:32 am

I like Mike Malone. Even while embracing the nonsense ball era, he still inherited a bit of old school from his father.
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Re: Michael Malone: Nuggets Need To 'Send A Message' With Hard Fouls In Game 4 

Post#4 » by Laimbeer » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:41 pm

He may be right, but you you say this to your team, not the media.
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Re: Michael Malone: Nuggets Need To 'Send A Message' With Hard Fouls In Game 4 

Post#5 » by Winsome Gerbil » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:53 am

Looks like he pushed exactly the right button with Murray.

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