Five Observations: Nuggets go cold in second half, lose to short-handed 76ers

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The Denver Nuggets had an excellent chance to close 2017 out on a high note against a depleted Philadelphia 76ers squad, but cold shooting doomed them in a 107-102 loss. The Nuggets scored 41 points in the second half as they fall to a 76ers team that was missing Joel Embiid. Here are five observations from the game.

1. Ice-cold second half

It's not often that the Nuggets suffer a cold streak like the one that occurred in the second half of Saturday's game. The Nuggets entered their final game of 2017 ranked ninth in the NBA in offensive efficiency. For whatever reason, they couldn't buy a bucket once the second half started against Philly.

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