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Nuggets forward Aaron Gordon told the media yesterday that he had trouble adjusting to Denver’s altitude during his time with the Orlando Magic.

(via Denver Nuggets):

Reporter: “[Michael] Malone talked about trying to use altitude and make it show up in these Finals. How do you use that to your advantage, especially knowing that Miami just got in last night and has basically two days to acclimate?”

Gordon: “Well, the altitude actually, it is an advantage. It plays a difference. I remember when I was in Orlando and coming to play against Denver, it was difficult just to get your first and second wind. But that team is full of fighters. That team is excuseless. They don’t make excuses, and they will not use that as an excuse. Honestly, we’re just going to play our game and try and run them and play the way that we know how to play.”