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Morning Coffee: December 4th Edition

Denver Nuggets turn back late rally by Toronto Raptors | National Post

Andrea Bargnani scored 23 points for Toronto and Kyle Lowry had 24, including 12 in the fourth quarter when the Raptors cut a 17-point lead to one with 2:18 left.

A new way to lose and an awards debate | Toronto Star

You can put that one on the list, too.

Raptors Final Score: Dinos Decide To Show Up in Fourth Quarter, Lose 113-110 to Nuggets | Raptors HQ

Throughout the fourth quarter the Raptors slowly chipped away at the Nuggets lead, and a Terrence Ross three pointer eventually cut the lead to 3 with two minutes left.

Thoughts On the Game: Nuggets 113, Raptors 110 | RaptorBlog

Turnovers and rebounding issues left Toronto in a serious hole heading into the fourth quarter. They trailed by 17, with 6 minutes to go and should be commended for clawing their way back into this game. Intensity on defence and aggressiveness on offence, brought the deficit down to one. An admirable effort, in a very difficult place to win on the road.

Raptors comeback against Nuggets falls short | Toronto Sun

“Turnovers,” Casey said. “Turnovers. The second unit came in and didn’t work to get open, (Denver) played the passing lanes and we weren’t strong with the ball. All the little things. Altitude kicked in. I thought we fought through that and got our second wind but they were the aggressors creating turnovers with their second unit that really turned the game.”

The Toronto Raptors Lead The League In Moral Victories | Rant Sports

A 19 point deficit was erased to 1 point, yet it was the same old result that the Toronto Raptors were all too familiar with this season: a close game loss, falling to the Denver Nuggets 113-110. What can I say- the Raptors take another close loss, but moral victories aren’t going to impact the win column.

Rapid Reaction: Denver Nuggets 113, Toronto Raptors 110 | Roundball Mining Company

This win was strictly nominal. In no way did this feel like a victory. Here the Nuggets are after a long break, at home, against one of the worst teams in the NBA and they did their absolute best to try and choke it all away.

Notebook: Nuggets 113, Raptors 110 |

“We stopped making shots, they started making shots. NBA teams are going to make runs and they made their run late.” — Corey Brewer, on the Raptors’ rally

Raptors vs. Nuggets final score: Denver holds on for win, 113-110 | SB Nation Denver

The Denver Nuggets held a comfortable lead for most of the night, then staved off a rally from the Toronto Raptors to win, 113-110, on Monday night in Denver.

Raptors vs. Nuggets recap: Lawson, Nuggets survive late scare from Raptors | Denver Stiffs

A late three by Amir Johnson (his second three on the season) and a missed free throw Kenneth Faried gave the Raptors a chance to send tonight’s game to overtime. Luckily for the Nuggets, DeMar DeRozan’s bomb didn’t connect and Denver held on to win 113-110.

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