If George Karl is already questioning his team's willingness to play hard, then that could be an early sign of wear and fatigue beginning to settle on this fastbreak team.
Away from home yes. The atmosphere and such. It's like night and day.
Even the air in Boston is a little different, in the winter anyway.
I went up to Boston during the winter and did my running, my lungs felt frozen and I could barely breathe.
I came down to Charlotte after a few days of that and could run on the treadmill for hours without needing a second breath.
So if Denver is starting to tire in away games, they may have to count on home games to tire out opponents before it gets to them.