Wind and Clark recap the Denver Nuggets 123-104 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. Notes on Nikola Jokic vs. Joel Embiid, Embiid’s defensive presence, what the heck happened in the third quarter, Denver’s struggles from the free-throw line and the bench’s shortcoming. Also, what are the biggest issues that Denver’s defense is facing and a look at the updated playoff picture after Monday night’s action.

Rundown

2:30 – What happened in the third quarter

4:00 – Denver’s struggles from the line

6:00 – Nuggets’ bench really struggles

9:00 – Nikola Jokic’s night (offense/defense)

11:00 – Embiid’s impact

14:00 – Will Barton’s strong first half

16:00 – Fultz returns

21:00 – Denver’s defense again falters

25:00 – Updated playoff picture

29:00 – Will the Nuggets return to a seven or eight man rotation?

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Harrison Wind is the Denver Nuggets beat reporter for DNVR Nuggets. The University of Colorado alum grew up in Boulder and has covered the Nuggets for the last three seasons. You can hear him every weekday on the DNVR Nuggets podcast. Follow Harrison on Twitter - @HarrisonWind

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