Golden State doesn't care much for opponents running. In fact the Warriors hate it so much, they're out to make sure it's extinct.

They're succeeding.

The most dramatic development of the first two games of this playoff series has been the Warriors' ability to basically snuff out the Nuggets' open-court game. And they've done it using two basic principles: getting back in transition and limiting turnovers.

Seems simple, right?

Yet those two factors have been the lifeblood of the Nuggets' offensive existence all season long. When the Nuggets have needed offensive production, they could always fall back on deflections and steals or a blocked shot to ignite the fast break. Through the first two games of this series, those points have dried up. Without easy points, the Nuggets have struggled to adjust.

"You've got to make a conscious effort to do that," Warriors coach Mark Jackson said. "That's a heck of a basketball team that's extremely well-coached. You've got to make a conscious effort to get back in transition. They've hurt us in the past, with bad shot selection, with turning the basketball over; they make you pay the price. So we've got to be disciplined, and we've done a very good job of doing that."

Tuesday, the Nuggets had just eight fast-break points and 12 points off turnovers. In Game 1, those numbers were 15 fast-break points and 18 points off turnovers.

One of the biggest reasons the Nuggets were able to collect points off turnovers during the regular season was the play of Corey Brewer, who gambled — but won those gambles — and got steals, which he, and the team, converted for layups and dunks. A healthy percentage of the Nuggets' offense came from those type of plays.