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Karl's 'concern meter' on the rise

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08:06 AM ET 03.29 | Just how quickly can an edge disappear for George Karl's Nuggets? During his team's 15-game winning streak, his players played with it. Now, with two straight losses -- one without [Ty Lawson] and the other with a hobbled Lawson -- Karl's "concern meter" is starting to rise as he hopes his team doesn't lose that edge at this, the most important time of the season with the playoffs in plain sight. "My biggest thing is players this time of year think they have to rest," Karl said. "I have no problem resting, but you can't give up your edge. We have an edge right now; I don't know what it is or what it's made of but we were playing at good level. And I think not practicing kills that; you give the edge back."

The Denver Post

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March 29, 2013  08:28 AM ET

good coach

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March 29, 2013  09:02 AM ET

Denver was never going anywhere anyway. If they played in the East it'd be a different story, but being that they're in the West...

March 29, 2013  09:26 AM ET

Coach Karl will just drop a nugget in his pants in the playoffs anyways.........see what I did there

March 29, 2013  09:32 AM ET

Focus On The Prize, Bro,

March 29, 2013  09:46 AM ET

They are very entertaining to watch ... until proven otherwise they have the look of a great regular season team and not so great playoffs team.

March 29, 2013  11:16 AM ET
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Its a long season, running all year takes its toll, especially come playoff timeMaybe coach needs to look at his mediocre playoff record and rethink things

I can agree if "your" team has an average age of 48. But this team's average age is like 24, and they shouldn't be complaining or asking for rest!

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March 29, 2013  03:11 PM ET
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Coach Karl will just drop a nugget in his pants in the playoffs anyways.........see what I did there

yep, you showed you are a dum bass.

March 29, 2013  03:40 PM ET

Yep, you showed you are a total dum bass.

March 29, 2013  04:18 PM ET

Yikes, tough crowd. Btw, thanks for putting "total" in that statement b/c I didn't understand what you meant the first time w/o it......bazinga!

 
March 29, 2013  06:50 PM ET

This really centers around Lawson. He has been a big part of Denver's success this year. If he can get back onto the court, even if not 100%, the Nuggets will do well.

OKC is seen by many as the favorite out of the West, but Denver has beaten OKC 3 of 4 times this year, two of those in OKC.

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