Among the countless micro-decisions that Michael Malone made in the waning moments of Game 1, Denver’s coach made a critical call with 1:32 remaining in the fourth quarter. As Donovan Mitchell stepped to the line for two free-throws with the Nuggets trailing 109-108, Malone downsized his lineup, removing starting small forward Michael Porter Jr. and replacing him with backup point guard…

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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