2008-09 Game 36: Denver Nuggets vs Indiana Pacers Game Thread

Sorry, but a combination of a busy day at work and a sick daughter has prevented me from putting together a proper game preview.  All you need to know about the Pacers is that they are very much like the Oklahoma City Thunder.  They play hard and keep things close until the very end where they enjoy finding unique and interesting ways to pull out a loss.

Danny Granger has become the best player in the league that no one is talking about.  Kevin Martin is like Muhammad Ali or Elvis compared to Granger. 

Out of the seven games on the current homestand this looks to be the easiest win and thus has the greatest chance for a letdown.  Although the Nuggets have an average scoring margin at home against the east of plus 11.4 points and that includes the 15 point beatdown at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

One last thing to keep in mind, the Pacers have a one game winning streak at the Pepsi Center after pulling out a win last season.  J.R. Smith had a chance to tie the game from the free throw line after getting fouled on a three point attempt late in the game, but he only made two of the three free throws.

Denver Nuggets Game Notes

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  • markph

    I am in love with Maya Starks

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Have any of us figured out if she was brought in because Julie Browman was promoted or with the intent of bumping Julie out of the picture?

    Does Julie have a picture of Maya on her dartboard?

  • markph

    Is Julie Brownman part of the Avalanch broadcasting team ?

  • markph

    Did Marlowe just say ” Mama Get the freezer ready ” ?
    This dude is a major dork alert

  • Josh Hopp

    I’m scared of Granger, he has been on an absolute tear. He is my eastern All Star 3 (Lebron at 4).

  • markph

    Like the fast pace of old

  • markph

    Pacers are getting good looks , thank God they can’t drop in the jumpers so far

  • Josh Hopp

    What a nice early lead for us to blow!

  • markph

    let’s get 40 here in the first !

  • Josh Hopp

    K-mart has been doing heavy lifting on offense.

  • BeefySwats

    40 in the first is damn good, but I’ll be damned if there weren’t some sloppy, sloppy box outs and closeouts on Granger. The Nuggets CANNOT let him heat up or he is going to torch them.

  • Josh Hopp

    Pacers heating up fast…

  • Josh Hopp

    What the heck JR?

  • markph

    JR the new Anthony carter tonight

  • markph

    That T on Kleiza was awful

  • markph

    Our spotty D tonight

  • markph

    AC can’t guard Granger, what the hell ??

  • BeefySwats

    Uh read comment number 11

  • BeefySwats

    Nuggets are playing fucking sloppy right now and have an atrocious, atrocious defensive efficiency.

  • Josh Hopp

    Granger can not possibly have 25. I must be seeing things

  • BeefySwats

    Question: why is Carter getting minutes and Balkman not?

  • BeefySwats

    Great defense, Denver.

    You just let Jeff Foster dunk on you.

  • BeefySwats

    Jeremy, please, my ulcer, don’t post the deff. for the half

  • markph

    Hey it’s old style fast point, no defense and stare down the refs Nuggets. Just like last year and the year before that. It’s nostalgia night

  • Josh Hopp

    I’m getting chinese commentary, can someone tell me what happened to Melo’s hand?

  • Josh Hopp

    never mind i guess its ok

  • BeefySwats

    What horrible, horrible shot selection for Chauncey tonight.

  • BeefySwats

    82-80 with seven minutes and 38 seconds to play in the 3rd quarter, Chris Marlowe remarks – “It’s not about offense, it’s about defense.”

    hurrrrrrrrr

  • markph

    Josh, He had a hard slap on his index and middle finger by Foster, a hard bitch slap on the top of the hand

  • markph

    Beefy- That’s right out of Marlow’s must win playbook.
    On sale now at your nearest thrift store.

  • markph

    Damn Kmart !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Josh Hopp

    Gosh darn the Nuggets know how to piss me off. Dahntay Jones taking shots when others are open. JR failing to penetrate properly. Leaving Pacers shooters open time after time again. The refs havn’t been overly kind to us either. Would be fortunate to scrape a W out of this mess.

  • BeefySwats

    Chauncey’s decisionmaking has been awwwwwwwwwwwwwful tonight. Really poor performance on his part.

  • markph

    OK the D is waking up somewhat

  • BeefySwats

    The Nuggets are up by 20.

    This cannot possibly be a good thing.

  • Josh Hopp

    Great, great stuff down the stretch. I’m worried about Melo’s hand though.

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    I finally caught up with the live action. I think the new defense first philosophy that the Nuggets started the season with is officially dead.

  • Josh Hopp

    I love K-mart 3s.

    I know I shouldn’t. But I do.

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    The thing that makes Martin’s three tolerable is that he takes them only when he needs to (late in the shot clock) or when the game is out of hand.

  • CCH

    Kmart is the heart of this team, such a fierce competitor.

  • Josh Hopp

    I would almost like to see K-mart be more willing to take the open midrange shots. He is very tentative with them even though he makes them at a respectable clip.

  • BeefySwats

    Balkman nails his first three of the season and collects a rebound!

    KARL: PLAY BALKMAN MORE

  • Josh Hopp

    Chucky and Balkman gettin in it! Good fun

  • markph

    Nice 4th period. Nuggets took the sails out of Indiana