As the Nuggets gathered at center court at the end of practice Friday, coach George Karl gave them a trivia question.

“Who are the only three teams to beat us at home this year?” he asked.

Without hesitation, the players answered in unison.

“Miami, Minnesota, Washington.”

“Who are we playing tomorrow?”

“Minnesota.”

When you are tied for the best home record (27-3) in the NBA, the rare setbacks tend to stick in the memory bank.

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