Nuggets close to making NBA history on short rest
The Denver Post
For a guy running on stinking fumes, Torrey Craig came out positively smoking.
“I don’t know, I can’t even explain it,” the Nuggets’ forward said after his seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks over 22 minutes helped Denver roll San Antonio 113-85 late Wednesday night at the Pepsi Center — less than 24 hours after coming up on the wrong side of a 14-point loss at Golden State.
“We got in at 3 a.m. (Wednesday) morning, like …” Craig recalled with
“But my guess is, like, (with) a short turnaround, you’ve got to have (a) quick mindset, lock in and just come out and play with a lot of energy. And try to keep going that way.”
Mad props to a bevy of young, fresh legs. Madder props still to a rotation that’s stretched 10-11 deep in quality players, quality contributors, all season long. Because nobody in the NBA — not Golden State, not Houston, not Milwaukee, not Toronto — has locked in the way the Nuggets have when staring at short-turnaround scenarios. With a week left in the regular season, Denver sits at an NBA best 11-1 (.917) in the second game of back-to-back contests, 11-1 with zero days of rest.
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