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Mike Malone: ​​“This kind of loss keeps me awake for weeks” | NBA

Between the numerous injuries and bets, the Nuggets’ season was chaotic and generally disappointing.

But the bottom may have been reached last night, during the loss on the floor of the Clippers. While they had a comfortable lead of 25 points in the third quarter, the Nuggets then collapsed, leaving their opponents to come back, until achieving the perfect “comeback” to win.

Disgusted by this collective collapse in the post-match press conference, Denver coach Mike Malone did not go out of his way to express his disappointment. ” We have a very good player who we fail to give the ball to » he cursed, in reference to the difficulties of his players to serve Nikola Jokic, who finished the game with “only” 21 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists. ” Some of our guys seemed a little nervous, they got under pressure. »

“I think NBA players today are more concerned with their night, where are they going to hang out”

An observation that the Clipper Reggie Jackson, for his part, took pleasure in confirming : “ By the way we were opposing Jokic, holding the ball away, you could feel that they were starting to get nervous, they were getting annoyed and taking shots they didn’t like. »

Then asked about the state of mind of his players after such a defeat, Mike Malone took out the sulfateuse.

This kind of defeat keeps me awake for weeks. I think NBA players today are more concerned with their night out, where are they going to hang out… »

Still positive from a narrow victory (20-19), the Nuggets will try to get off to a good start on Wednesday on their floor, when the Blazers receive an Anfernee Simons who will have to be watched very closely.

Shots Rebounds
Players MJ Min Shots 3pts LF Off Def Early Pd Bp Int Ct Fte Pts
Nikola Jokic 33 32.7 56.1 35.5 77.0 2.7 11.5 14.2 7.0 3.6 1.4 0.8 2.5 25.8
Will Barton 34 32.8 42.2 36.1 80.8 0.6 4.3 4.9 4.2 1.9 0.9 0.4 1.4 15.1
Aaron Gordon 35 31.8 52.1 31.4 71.2 1.7 3.7 5.5 2.2 1.6 0.6 0.6 1.9 13.8
Monte Morris 35 29.9 48.1 39.2 72.4 0.3 2.4 2.7 4.2 1.2 0.7 0.1 1.4 12.7
Jeff Green 35 24.8 50.8 33.3 80.0 0.5 2.6 3.0 1.2 1.0 0.3 0.5 2.3 10.1
Michael Porter, Jr. 9 29.4 35.9 20.8 55.6 1.0 5.6 6.6 1.9 1.3 1.1 0.2 1.8 9.9
Bones Hyland 28 16.9 35.9 31.6 87.5 0.2 1.9 2.1 1.6 0.9 0.5 0.2 2.0 8.1
Facundo Campazzo 37 21.9 39.0 34.1 80.8 0.4 1.8 2.1 4.0 1.2 1.1 0.5 2.2 6.6
Jamychal Green 34 14.9 44.2 25.3 85.7 0.9 2.8 3.7 0.8 0.9 0.7 0.5 2.2 5.9
austin rivers 28 20.2 39.4 32.3 58.3 0.4 1.4 1.8 1.0 0.8 0.5 0.1 1.5 5.8
Zeke Nnaji 22 14.8 46.2 46.5 57.1 1.0 2.0 3.1 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3 1.6 5.7
Pj Dozier 18 18.9 36.4 31.2 76.9 0.8 2.7 3.5 1.6 0.7 0.6 0.3 1.8 5.4
Markus Howard 16 7.2 35.5 39.1 87.5 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.7 4.3
davon reed 13 16.9 44.9 38.1 80.0 0.5 2.5 2.9 1.3 0.3 1.2 0.2 1.8 4.3
Vlatko Cancar 14 10.9 56.4 58.3 75.0 0.4 1.2 1.6 0.9 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.9 4.3
bowl bowl 14 5.8 55.6 25.0 40.0 0.3 1.1 1.4 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.3 2.4
Rayjon Tucker 3 9.8 50.0 50.0 75.0 0.3 1.0 1.3 1.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 1.0 2.0
Petr Cornelie 13 2.9 33.3 12.5 75.0 0.5 0.5 1.1 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.5 1.1
carlik jones 2 2.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0

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