Mike Malone said he wasn't afraid of any team following the Denver Nuggets' 136-122 win over the Houston Rockets.
He added that the Nuggets know what it takes to beat the Rockets in a playoff series.
"We've beaten all comers. We're not scared of anybody. If we play them in the playoffs, now we know we've beaten this team. We know what it takes to beat them," said Malone.
Malik Beasley had a career-high 35 points.
"I definitely think this is a statement performance to show the world who I am. I'm not just out there on the bench. I'm not just on this team with a lot of great players. I am a player," added Beasley.