MILWAUKEE — The Denver Nuggets are 8-3 in their last 11 games. Over that span, Denver is fielding the league’s fourth-best offense but 27th-best defense.
A win is a win in the NBA and the Nuggets have 31 of them this season — good for the seventh seed in a crowded Western Conference playoff picture. With a depleted rotation due to injuries to two front court players in Paul Millsap and Mason Plumlee, Nuggets coach Michael Malone can’t wait until this weekend’s All-Star break gets underway.
“It couldn’t come at a better time,” Malone said. “Our guys are beat up mentally and physically, as is every other NBA team.”
But Malone’s starting point guard Jamal Murray just wants to keep playing.