Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Closing time
The Warriors and Nuggets played a yo-yo battle that went for two overtimes that at times seemed like a comedy of errors. There was the Warriors allowing Danilo Gallinari, who had missed his first 10 shots of the game, waltz clear down the lane for a game-tying and second-overtime-forcing dunk with a foul to give. There was the Warriors taking a five-point lead in the second overtime only to see it quickly disintegrate.
The Nuggets won 107-101 in double overtime, but afforded the Warriors a valuable lesson in closing games. Golden State did not do its job to score the win and the team's young players had to bear those lessons.
That is not something the Warriors are too unfamiliar with. Already this season Golden State played tight games against Phoenix, Sacramento and the L.A. Clippers. Last year, the Warriors led the league in games decided by six or fe...