Nuggets close to making NBA history on short rest |

Nuggets close to making NBA history on short rest

Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, left, drives by San Antonio Spurs guard Derrick White during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Denver. The Nuggets won 113-85. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Jamal Murray, Derrick White, jamal murray, derrick white

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 laugh and a sigh, shoulders sagging in mock exhaustion.

“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.

Read the full story via The Denver Post.

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