Michael Malone Discusses Nuggets Being in 3-1 Hole Yet Again

Denver are making a habit of coming back from 3-1 deficits this post season. They’re the first team in NBA history to come back from that margin twice in the same postseason.

However, coach Mike Malone isn’t happy with the situation, saying they’d prefer not to be there.

“Obviously, we have been here twice and we have answered the call, if you will,” Malone said.

“To be honest, I think in the second round against the Clippers, the Clippers were the odds-on favorite to win the whole thing, ahead of the Lakers. The Clippers are a great team. The Lakers are a great team.”

“I think people out there probably think this is exactly where we want them,” Malone added jokingly.

“ {But} It’s not. We would much rather be up 3-1, but it is what it is’” Malone continued..

Away from the series deficit, Malone identified the offensive glass as the place where they needed to improve the most in game 5.

“We didn’t lose the game last night because of anybody except ourselves. We did not meet the fight on the glass.”

Game five tips tomorrow at 11am AEST.