The Nuggets defeated the Timberwolves in Game 2 to take a 2-0 lead in the first round series, but the win was not easy at all.
Denver lost the third quarter by 17 points (23-40) and entered the final period being down by 2 points. Michael Malone’s team rallied in the fourth quarter and secured the win 122-113.
“We played zero defense,” Malone said when asked what happened in the third quarter. “They scored 40 points, they shot 80 [percent] from the field. 80 percent from the field in a quarter. We didn’t play any defense at all. That’s what happened.”