Nuggets guard Ty Lawson left the Pepsi Center on Wednesday afternoon ready to take the team charter to Oakland, Calif., for Game 6 against Golden State. He was not in any way worried about retaliation.

Warriors coach Mark Jackson accused the Nuggets of dirty play in Denver's Game 5 victory. Jackson specifically cited a play by Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried against Stephen Curry, but also mentioned the Nuggets' overall harassing of his star, whom Lawson guarded most of the game.

"If they look at the tape, they did the same thing. The series just evened out," Lawson said Wednesday. "I don't think they are going to retaliate."

And yet Golden State center Andrew Bogut, who got a flagrant foul in Tuesday's Game 5 after shoving Faried out of bounds, isn't making any promises.

"Whether they're taking cheap shots or not, we'll discuss that at the end of the series," Bogut said Tuesday night. "We need to match their physicality and we're going to do that in Game 6."

Physicality. Both teams know what it is but disagree what it looks like. While Jackson is taking exception to the Nuggets roughing up Curry, the Nuggets see it as good, hard basketball.

"Playoff basketball is going to be a lot more physical — and things happen," Nuggets guard Corey Brewer said.

The concern for the Nuggets is that the Warriors might get even more physical with Lawson, who is arguably at more risk than Curry because of his constant dribble drives. Lawson, though, said he's not worried. He said he's already been hit "plenty of times" and it can't get much worse. "Screens, off-the-ball screens, it's just crazy. They have no reason to say we're playing dirty. We're just trying to be like them."

A bigger concern of his coach, George Karl, is Lawson's energy level. Lawson has averaged 38.6 minutes per game in the series and hit the 40-minute mark in Game 5. Karl would like to keep his minutes under 40.