Originally written on All Things Nuggets  |  Last updated 2/7/12
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“I know my team was tired tonight,” George Karl said Monday. “There’s no question of the residual effect of the three games in a row.” The Nuggets lost to Houston, 99-90, their fourth game in five days. After the back-to-back-to-back – which involved two separate trips – the Nuggets clearly weren’t the Nuggets on Monday. “I don’t have my legs under me,” said Al Harrington, who missed all four 3-point attempts. “But it still feels good coming off my hand. “It is mental. We’ve got to be mentally tougher and find a way to get one.” Fans seem to love the lockout-shortened schedule because there are games on all the time. But we’re totally seeing the effects. The Nuggets are beleaguered – and after a practice today, the defending champs from Dallas are in town Wednesday. Then – a back-to-back game against Golden State on Thursday. In 15 February games, only two are against teams under .500. Asked if it’s becoming clear that the lockout-shortened season is effecting players’
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