But this week, bathed in the take-no-prisoners light of their 113-84 victory over the Hornets in Game 1 of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs, and coming off a convincing 15-point follow-up win in Game 2, Denver looks a whole lot different.
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11hSam Khan Jr. and Greg Ostendorf
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