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The Significance of Last Night’s Nuggets Win


Anytime the refs need a security escort to leave the basketball court, you know you’ve just watched a good game. That was the case last night, when the Denver Nuggets squeaked by the Chicago Bulls 90-89 after a last-second jump shot by the Bulls’ Brad Miller was overturned, following a lengthy replay review (game recap via The Associated Press).

The referees refused to comment to a pool reporter, but they told a Bulls PR staffer that the decision was a judgment call, writes the Chicago Sun-Times.


The win was significant for more than just being a tough road victory: Nuggets coach George Karl notched his 939th win as an NBA head coach, reports The Denver Post, surpassing legendary Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach for the eighth-most wins in NBA history.

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