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Analyst Says 1 NBA Team Should Be ‘Panicking’

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Two games of the Western Conference semifinals between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets are in the books, and at least so far, it has been a pretty one-sided affair.

In Game 1, the Nuggets fell behind by double-digits very early, and although they fought back to take a lead, they fell, 106-99, on their home floor.

On Monday, they did even worse, trailing by as many as 32 points and losing, 106-80.

The defending NBA champs are now in a 0-2 hole, and LeSean McCoy said on FS1’s “Speak” that they should be “panicking.”

.@CutOnDime25: The Nuggets should be panicking.

"Not only are you losing, you're getting handled. The Timberwolves are just a better team." pic.twitter.com/wkH3z4MTnQ

— Speak (@SpeakOnFS1) May 7, 2024

While Game 1 was relatively competitive, Game 2 was a train-wreck for Denver.

They shot an embarrassing 34.9 percent from the field and committed 19 turnovers, and there was nothing they could do about the Timberwolves’ stifling defense.

The Timberwolves applied lots of defensive pressure on the perimeter, and Denver clearly felt them up and down the court, as they got very few easy looks.

The Nuggets seemed flustered by that defense, and when they did get relatively easy looks in the paint, they didn’t convert many of them.

Minnesota finished with the third seed in the Western Conference on the strength of their defense, which was tops in defensive rating during the regular season.

They have length up and down their roster, and on the offensive end, Anthony Edwards is quickly making good on the hype that has been created for him.

It all adds up to some seemingly insurmountable odds for the Nuggets, especially as the series moves to Minnesota for the next two games.

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