Here’s how you blow a five-point lead with :10 left – give up a three pointer (Corey Brewer), miss two free throws (Evan Turner), and then inexplicably foul a 3-point shooter in the act (Damien Wilkins fouled Brewer) with 2.1 left. Brewer made all three, and Denver won, 101-100. The Nuggets have won 14 in a row.
Poor Philly. Wilkins actually had a terrific game – 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting – and Jrue Holiday scored 18 points and had 15 assists, but when you’re rolling like the Nuggets are now (fourth in the NBA in wins with 48), this kind of thing happens.