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“I'm not going out there to hurt anybody or be cheap or anything,” Bogut told reporters Saturday. “I'm just playing physical like they are. If someone steps up and wants to get into it, I've got no problem with that. It’s nothing personal. They’re physical. Kenneth Faried runs around and hits people. We just have to match their intensity. If it gets personal during games and guys want to have a crack at you, that’s playoff basketball. I’m not sitting here saying I hate McGee or I hate Faried. But if they want to be physical, we’re going to be physical back. We’re not going to take a step backward.” NBA.com

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Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried (ankle) didn't sound optimistic Friday that he could play in Saturday's Game 1 against Golden State. Even if Faried can play, coach George Karl said Wilson Chandler will start at power forward, because Chandler has been practicing in preparation for the Warriors. "Hopefully I can bounce back, I don't know about tomorrow, but when I do come back and play, I'll be 100 percent hopefully," Faried said Friday. "I'm not making any promises — the plan (Saturday) is to come in and be with my teammates, and even if I'm not playing, I'll bring energy on the bench for my teammates." Denver Post

Benjamin Hochman: Faried said he's unsure if he can play tomorrow.. Either way, Chandler will start at power forward Twitter @nuggetsnews

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Five days after shuffling out of Pepsi Center on crutches, Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried reported improvement in his sprained left ankle and remained optimistic about playing Denver’s playoff opener Saturday against the Golden State Warriors. NBA.com

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Nothing has come easy in April for the Denver Nuggets. Starting power forward Kenneth Faried will miss the rest of the regular season with a sprained ankle, the team announced Monday. He joins an injury list already featuring No. 2 scorer Danilo Gallinari, who tore a knee ligament and won't play until next season. Faried may be back in time for the playoffs, but the team lists him as day to day. The high-energy rebounder had his ankle bend the wrong way on a drive early in Sunday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers. He fell to the court and needed help to get into the trainer's room. USA Today Sports

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The Nuggets have already lost Danilo Gallinari for the playoffs with a knee injury. It appeared as though they could lose rebounding machine Kenneth Faried when his ankle rolled at a horrible angle while driving to the basket today. According to the Nuggets twitter feed, though, the X-rays are negative and he is day-to-day. With two more games remaining and the Nuggets trying to get the #3 seed, the “day-to-day” part will probably be through the end of the regular season with how sore he is likely to be after that, and the training staff will be working to get him back for the playoffs. While the specific schedules have not been announced, that gives Faried six days before the playoffs open on April 20th. The Big Lead

Smith's two-year tenure in Portland will come to an end this week and it's only fitting that he'll face Denver -- and Faried -- today in one of his final games with the Blazers. But as he leaves Rip City, Smith prefers not to dwell on his past failings, but rather to focus on rediscovering his game and prove there is a place for him in the NBA. "This is a business and things in this league happen in time," Smith said. "You have to get to a team where you're in their plans. That's one thing I'm looking forward to this summer in free agency. I'm going to get to a place that wants me, that wants me to be myself and play my game. If you think about it, there's no telling what would have happened with (Faried) if the Blazers drafted him. He might have been playing behind LaMarcus (Aldridge) and maybe his opportunity wouldn't have come. His opportunity in Denver didn't come until Nene got hurt. But Kenneth got an opportunity and Kenneth made the most of his opportunity -- in Denver. So now all the Portland fans can be mad." Oregonian

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