Stephen Curry had better swing by a barbershop Monday morning.
He's about to get a lot more attention.
"I talked to my team before the playoffs, and my message to them was simple: 'Keep a fresh cut,' " Warriors head coach Mark Jackson said. "You want to make sure your haircut looks good, because when we continue to do what we've talked about doing, the media room will be filled, articles will be written and people will be talking about you."
The Warriors are one victory from winning a playoff series after riding Curry's superhero cape tails to a 115-101 win over Denver in Game 4 on Sunday night at Oracle Arena.
The Warriors have a 3-1 series lead over third-seeded Denver and have three chances to clinch a second-round date with the San Antonio Spurs. The Warriors haven't lost three straight games since losing four in a row from Feb. 26 to March 2.
The best-of-seven, first-round series could start ping-ponging between Denver and Oakland, with Tuesday's Game 5 to be played in Denver. If necessary, the Warriors will host Game 6 on Thursday, and Denver would host a seventh game Saturday.
The Warriors led Game 4 for the final 38 minutes, 21 seconds and built their lead to as many as 20 points during Curry's 22-point third quarter. They had 100 points with 7 1/2 minutes still to play and shot 55.7 percent from the floor. They held the Nuggets to 46.5 percent shooting while forcing 23 turnovers.
"I actually took him out in the first half and was considering shutting him down," Jackson said of Curry. "It was almost like a boxer, who knew he was on the ropes. It was just a matter of time, and I guess he realized and sensed it. He captured the moment, embraced the moment."