DENVER — In an end-of-game sequence that will be highly debated over the next 24 hours, Nuggets coach Michael Malone stood by his decision not to call a timeout on the final possession of the Denver Nuggets’ 111-110 loss to the Boston Celtics with 5.7 seconds remaining and his team trailing by one.

“We got a stop, didn’t want them to set their defense,” Malone said. “Obviously, I think we had a chance to throw the ball ahead and get a better look, but it was a situation we said it in the timeout. If we get a stop and we have a chance to break out, let’s go with it. And Will Barton’s made plays like that before for us.”

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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