The Denver Nuggets struggled in their seeding game on Saturday, and head coach Michael Malone is chalking part of the poor performance to the late arrivals of some of his players to the bubble in Orlando, Florida.

“When we did get on that plane on July 7, we were without 8, 10 guys,” Malone said after Denver’s 125-105 loss to the Miami Heat, per the Denver Post’s Mike Singer.

Denver had multiple players arrive late to Orlando, including Nikola Jokic, Michael Porter Jr., and Torrey Craig. Denver took the court on Saturday without Gary Harris, Jamal Murray, and Will Barton.

Denver (43-23) particularly struggled on the defensive end, as Miami shot 55.6 percent from the field. The Heat pulled away in the third quarter and outscored Denver 69-48 over the course of the second half.

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Lean Nikola Jokic led the way for Denver with 19 points (7-16 FG), seven rebounds, and six assists, while Jerami Grant also added 19 points off the bench. However, Malone clearly missed the scoring punch of Harris, Murray, and Barton, as no other Nuggets player eclipsed 13 points. Overall the team’s cohesiveness and rhythm seemed noticeably off as their execution on both ends was sloppier than usual.

On the other hand, Miami’s two All-Stars, Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo, played well on both ends, and each dropped 22 points. Kelly Olynyk added 20 points in 24 minutes.

Hopefully for Denver fans, the team will get some reinforcements and resemble the pre-hiatus Nuggets in their next game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday.

And hopefully for NBA fans—even with the added depth—Malone will give us more Bol Bol, who played just 12 minutes but still did things like this: