SAN FRANCISCO — The Denver Nuggets were defeated by the Golden State Warriors for the fourth and final time this season on Wednesday night. The Warriors won the series 4-1 and now are looking forward to their next opponent. Before moving on, Steve Kerr congratulated Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets on a tremendous season.

Kerr also had a special message for former Warrior DeMarcus Cousins, who did his best in an attempt to help the Nuggets force a Game 6.

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“I also want to mention how happy I am for DeMarcus Cousins,” Kerr told ClutchPoints. “Obviously, I wanted to win, but that guy put his heart on the line for us several years ago, and he's been through hell, torn Achilles, torn ACL. He's a great guy. He was a great teammate here and really fun for me to see him play so well. I can say that now because we won. He had a great series.”

The former Warrior and Jokic were a handful for the Dubs. The Joker had 30, points, 19 rebounds, and eight assists in Game 5. Boogie added 19 points off the bench in just 15 minutes. They helped control the pace and made the game extremely competitive. In the end, it wasn't enough as Golden State pulled off a late comeback.

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After the Nuggets entered the fourth quarter with an eight-point lead, the Chase Center came alive and energized the Warriors to a victory. Stephen Curry and Gary Payton II were the two standouts who closed the game. The two-time MVP finished the game with 30 points, five rebounds, and five assists, while Payton II had 15 points and two steals. Payton hit multiple clutch triples to help get the win.

The final score was 102-98, and the Dubs captured their first series victory inside of the Chase Center. Next, they will face the winner of the Memphis Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves series.