The Denver Nuggets battled back from a double-digit deficit against the Minnesota Timberwolves but ultimately fell short Wednesday. Minnesota eked past Denver 128-125 in overtime thanks to Jimmy Butler's late-game heroics. Here are five observations from a hard-fought game.
1. The Nuggets could've quit, but they didn't
Not a lot was working in the Nuggets' favor early in the game. They were on the second night of a back to back and looked sluggish. Their rotations were slow. They were getting worked on the boards. To make matters worse, the Timberwolves came out of the gates hot, connecting on their first five three-pointers.
The Nuggets got down by as many as 19 points. They could've packed it in. They didn't.