It was over. The loud crowd headed home happy after a Sunday night of cheering Denver and booing Russell Westbrook during an overtime victory over Oklahoma City.

The Nuggets' locker room buzzed about redemption and rejuvenation. Two nights earlier, the Nuggets had lost to lowly Washington, and two nights before that, they were routed by the Thunder.

It was over.

Except for Wilson Chandler who, after the biggest game of the season, spent the postgame working on his game.

"You try to fight hard to get your rhythm back, because you want to compete," said Chandler, who worked out for 50 minutes in the Pepsi Center practice gym, shooting myriad shots and riding an exercise bike. "You don't want to be out there just playing. You want to play well. So I try to get as much extra work as I can."

Chandler has made four appearances since returning from hip surgery. The 6-foot-8 forward has made an impact in his 19 minutes per game. He hit a huge 3-pointer in overtime in the win against Portland. And he hit two clutch free throws, hardly a Denver forte, in last Sunday's win against the Thunder. Yes, he had a dud game against Washington — who didn't? — and even botched a 2-on-1 fast break, but overall Chandler has averaged 10.8 points in the four games, with 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals.

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