During their season-best five-game winning streak the Denver Nuggets have owned the fourth quarter, outscoring the opposition by nearly 10 points per game.
The production has been necessary for survival.
Trailing after three quarters in each of the first three games of their current homestand, the Nuggets have put together a closing act that captivated the audience but caused some anxiety for the coaching staff.
In his first game in 62 days, Wilson Chandler expected to play 10 minutes – 15 tops.
Denver Nuggets coach George Karl had the same timetable in mind.
Perhaps it was fitting that No. 21 ended up playing 21 minutes and making a big impact in Denver’s 116-105 win over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night.