Nuggets have themselves to blame for not sealing a playoff berth: “It’s a bad loss”

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The best version of the Nuggets is a viable postseason threat, according to Aaron Gordon.

“When we pay attention to details, we’re as good as any team in the league,” he said in the aftermath of the Nuggets’ 116-97 loss to San 

That hypothetical form was a far cry from what took the court against San Antonio.

According to Michael Malone, Josh Richardson and Devin Vassell were run-offs on the scouting report, meaning defenders were told to sprint them off the 3-point line. 

“It’s a bad loss for us,” Gordon said of the Nuggets’ inability to lock in a top-six seed.

Not only did the defeat keep alive the remote possibility the Nuggets could land in the play-in tournament, it also hindered their chances at taking the No. 5 seed.

A win Tuesday night would’ve meant that Jamal Murray, if he does come back soon, could’ve returned to a no-pressure environment for the last two games.

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