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Frustrated Faried kicked hole in locker room wall Sunday

Apr 29, 2013, 11:51 AM EST

Kenneth Faried AP

Kenneth Faried should be frustrated. He came back for Game two of the Nuggets series against Golden State right at the same time David Lee went out.

Yet the Warriors have won three straight on the floor as Andrew Bogut and Carl Landry have stepped up inside the paint and, to the best of my recollection, Stephen Curry has not missed a shot.

That frustrated Faried kicked a hole in the locker room wall in Golden State, reports Benjamin Hochman of the Denver Post (follow that link and you can see a photo of the hole in some drywall).

“I hate losing with a passion. I hate losing more than I like winning,” forward Kenneth Faried said after Denver lost Game 4 at Golden State.

And so, when Faried headed into the locker room after falling behind 3-1, he kicked a hole in the drywall.

On the bright side, all the fire extinguishers in the Oracle Arena were safe.

Golden State has a stranglehold on the series up 3-1. Denver returns home for Game 5 on Tuesday and both Faried and the Nuggets need to shake off that frustration, find some better defensive footing and get a win.

Do that and the locker room walls can be safe for a day.

  1. polegojim - Apr 29, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    The Nuggets looked HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE… and resorted to street ball tactics during the third period.

    Discipline… stick to the game plan or adjusted game plan… where’s the leadership???

    • fanofevilempire - Apr 29, 2013 at 12:35 PM

      George Karl will blame Melo for getting knocked out the first round, again!

    • 4thquartermagic - Apr 29, 2013 at 12:49 PM

      Your point is valid and yes after cutting the score to 64-66 in the 3rd qrtr, Denver fell apart.

      But 2 of the games have come down to the wire (Game 1 and Game 3) so its not like the game-plan has been entirely ineffective the whole series.

      Will have to stay disciplined as you correctly put it but not out of the realm of possibility for the the Nuggets regroup and force a game 6.

  2. jhuck92 - Apr 29, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Yeah, the fire extinguishers would have probably caused another Amar’e-like injury. And seeing the Manimal injured would have blemished this series from an entertainment standpoint.

  3. llfreedman - Apr 29, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    I just feel bad for Andre Miller…either Karl has him guard Curry and its guaranteed points, or Mark Jackson gets the switch for Curry onto Miller and its guaranteed points.

    That match-up is basically the story of the series…

    • fanofevilempire - Apr 29, 2013 at 12:36 PM

      at least Melo is going to the second round, George Karl is going home.

      • 4thquartermagic - Apr 29, 2013 at 12:45 PM

        The Nuggets would also beat an old-tired Boston Celtics team with no point guard.

  4. yuwannano - Apr 29, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    [“I hate losing with a passion. I hate losing more than I like winning,”]

    Talk about poor sportmanship! If this is how you feel you need to choose another line of work.

    • Kurt Helin - May 8, 2013 at 1:00 AM

      We celebrated that when Jordan said it.

  5. 4thquartermagic - Apr 29, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    As a Denver fan whose watched nearly every game, this emotion after losing is refreshing.

    Though they haven’t lost many games this season, when they have, the team has had a ho-hum feeling regarding the losses.

    Now that its win-or-go-home time, we’ll see what this young team is made of.

    Forcing at least a game 6 (since they are 38-4 at home) would not excuse them from the failure of a round 1 exit.
    But it would at least show that they have some heart and give them something to feed off of for the rest of the series and next year.

    • fanofevilempire - Apr 29, 2013 at 2:17 PM

      we will never know what the nuggets could have done against Boston, but we know Karl
      is going home in the first round, again.

  6. Mr. Wright 212 - Apr 29, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    George Karl is an overrated hack and it’s on display again in this series.

    • 4thquartermagic - Apr 29, 2013 at 1:24 PM

      Melo is an overrated, selfish scorer, who neither plays defense or makes anyone around him better.

      See, I can make ignorant blanket statements too.

      Karl is a good coach.
      Melo is a good player.

      Neither will win a trophy.

      • fanofevilempire - Apr 29, 2013 at 2:20 PM

        Melo is a College champ and a nba scoring champ and one day
        a nba champ and he is married to a chick name La La.

  7. unxpexted1 - Apr 29, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    i’m a fan of George Karl, I do think he’s a good coach. But i wander when people are going to start looking his direction for the lack of Nuggets success. People always blame Melo, for his lack of getting out of the first round, yet Karl has only been out once himself with Denver. Not calling for him to be fired, just wondering why i rarely ever him get looked at. You have a team thats a 3 seed that had a helluva year. Gotta get out the first round buddy.

  8. baymac408 - Apr 29, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Cut it out!! You have wokin up after you got away with one on first night.. Lucky! We smashed you at home game 2.. Game 3 was good but we still got it no luck only reason you were in game is because of turnovers! And I k ow you won’t argue game 4! So Faried is gettin beat up on glass and dunked on by BOGUT, with fresh legs! GO WARRIORS! Just watch the latest warrior videos posted! 3rd quarter magic!!

  9. hodaghunter - Apr 30, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    I’m confused on the number of post about how George Karl is a failure. Karl took a team that was projected to finish in the bottom of the playoff seeding if not out of the playoffs and got them up to 3 seed. This is a team without a real “All-Star” or “Go to Player” at crunch time. This is a team that has learned to play together and give max effort.

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