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Nuggets, Warriors ready for physical Game 6 after accusations of "dirty play" from both teams

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    Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) reacts after scoring against the Denver Nuggets during the second half of Game 4 in a first-round NBA basketball playoff series on Sunday, April 28, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) (The Associated Press)

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    Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson, right, argues a call against his team with referee Tony Brothers during the first quarter of Game 5 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Denver Nuggets, Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (The Associated Press)

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    Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) is pressured by Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried in the fourth quarter of Game 5 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in Denver. The Nuggets won 107-100. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (The Associated Press)

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    Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl directs his team against the Golden State Warriors during the first quarter of Game 5 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (The Associated Press)

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    Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacts as time runs out on their 107-100 loss to the Denver Nuggets in Game 5 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (The Associated Press)

Kicks in the ankles. Forearms to the throat. Elbows at the head. Illegal screens. Hard shoves. Bloody lips. Puffy eyes. Body bruises. Even "hit men."

Denver Nuggets coach George Karl thought the reaction to his team's Game 5 win over the Warriors sounded like a movie. Golden State's Mark Jackson defended his descriptions of dirty play against point guard Stephen Curry on Wednesday, and players on both sides practically promised more physicality.

As if there haven't been enough emotions swirling inside ear-piercing Oracle Arena in the playoffs, the ratcheted up rhetoric provided even more. The Warriors will try to close out Denver again Thursday night in front of their frenzied fans, while the Nuggets need to find a way to play their style — whatever that might be — on the road to push the series to a decisive Game 7 in the Mile High City.