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George Karl talks Nuggets hot streak with Dan Patrick (VIDEO)

Denver Nuggets head coach Karl speaks with the referee during their NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland

Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl (R) speaks with referee John Goble during the first quarter of their NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Oregon, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Dykes (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

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Well, this interview went a lot better than JaVale McGee on Inside the NBA.

Nuggets coach George Karl talks about beating the Clippers for their seventh straight win and was pretty up front about their strategy — they got lucky Jamal Crawford was out and they did not want to double Blake Griffin on the post (let him get his but don’t let him start beating you passing out of it, which he does pretty well).

Karl also talks about the Nuggets up tempo style and how their goal is to create mismatches and not let the defense set. It’s a good interview on a team that if they get home court in the first round stands a good chance of advancing. Frankly, a Nuggets/Grizzlies first round series would be a lot of fun no matter who is the four seed because it’s such a contrast of styles.