Down goes Draymond! Nuggets guard Monte Morris knocks sassy Green on his rump in Game 4 victory.

A funny thing happened on the Nuggets’ way to being swept out of the NBA playoffs. They wrestled the broom from big, bad Golden State, and knocked cheeky Draymond Green on his sassy rear end.

On a bad day for Nikola Jokic haters, the once-and-future MVP took a vicious poke in the right eye from Green in the game’s first minute, then scored 37 points in a 126-121 victory Sunday that allowed Denver to stave off elimination .

“It was actually kind of painful,” Jokic said, taking stock of his injury. “I’m not going to lie.”

The best moment of a beautiful spring afternoon when a bandwagon of front-running Warriors fans left Ball Arena crying in their Chardonnay?

It was a skinny-guy flex.

It was awesome to see slender Nuggets guard Monte Morris deck Green with a hard foul.

“I just had to let him know Flint’s a little tougher than Saginaw,” Morris said.

Let me explain.

Morris and Green are the pride of two hardscrabble Michigan towns where rust never sleeps. Morris is from Flint; Green hails from Saginaw and both guys are tougher than bad, bad Leroy Brown.

Midway through a third quarter in which Morris matched Golden State sharp-shooter Klay Thompson in a game of HORSE from beyond the 3-point arc, the slender Denver point guard encountered Green under the hoop. Rather than allow an uncontested lay-up, Morris went all Bad Boys on his old friend, knocking Green to the floor with a hard foul.

Down goes Draymond! Down goes Draymond! Down goes Draymond!

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