08:09 AM ET 01.31 | Saying of his offense, "With Ty, it's special," George Karl highlighted Ty Lawson's importance. In just over two seasons, [Lawson] has rocketed from a point guard whom Nuggets coach George Karl was reluctant to play as a rookie to, it appears, being the most indispensable cog on a 14-6 team. Never was that more evident than in Karl's comments Sunday night at the Pepsi Center after the Los Angeles Clippers snapped the Nuggets' six-game win streak. ... In the Denver style of basketball, Lawson is the centerpiece. Karl wants the Nuggets to push the pace, and Lawson keeps that pace fast. The former North Carolina star keeps the Nuggets on schedule with what they want to do offensively.