Nuggets’ Mike Malone believes ‘it’s more than likely’ the NBA will resume the season with games played behind closed doors

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Mike Malone, the head coach of the Denver Nuggets, addressed the possibility of the NBA resuming the season after the coronavirus crisis is over.

Malone said ‘it’s more than likely’ the league will finish the season, yet this will happen without fans.

“It’s going to be a really strange experience for everybody. When there is a big play made, a blocked shot or a dunk or a 3-point shot, the crowd goes crazy. We feed off of that. We’re emotional beings.

If you take that element out, it’s going to take a lot of time to get used to that. But if that allows us to play basketball once again and keep everybody safe, then obviously we have to accept that new reality,” Malone said Tuesday on Zoom conference call with reporters, via Mark Medina of USA Today Sports.