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Down 0-1, Michael Malone implores Nuggets to set the tone early

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DENVER -- On the way to the championship last season, the Denver Nuggets also picked up the unofficial title as having the best starting five in basketball. Minnesota Timberwolves coach Chris Finch said as much before his team's 106-99 Game 1 victory Saturday, calling the Nuggets' first unit "probably the most complete and complementary starting five in the league."

But Denver's starters haven't been getting off to great starts this postseason and Nuggets coach Michael Malone said that needs to change.

"We have to do a better job, our starters in particular, have to do a better job of being ready to play and setting the tone early," Malone said after the Nuggets' film session on Sunday.