2008-09 Game 41: Denver Nuggets vs Orlando Magic Game Thread

I am not sure if I will have time to put up a preview so here is the post for the game thread.  I will say that Olrando is playing so well right now that you just have to hope they have an off night from behind the arc in order to beat them.  

After beating the Lakers last night in LA hopefully Orlando will roll into town a little full of themselves and take the Melo-less Nugets lightly.

Denver Nuggets Game Notes

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  • Josh Hopp

    Hmm… Orlando are probably a top 3 team in this leauge and posess an almost ridiculously scary inside-outside threat. Jameer Nelson has forgotten how to miss and Dwight is Dwight. Last night I was particularly impressed by their backup big Tony Battie. Him and Dwight were gobbling up offensive boards like crazy. Given our struggles on the defensive glass this does not auger well. Nene and Bird need to fight hard to catch the ball tonight and our perimeter D needs to be, well, sublime for us to have a shot.

  • Kay

    I don’t have Altitude so can’t watch this game. I really hope they win, we have to prove we can do damage without Melo.

  • Josh Hopp

    kay try this
    http://www.justin.tv/lyrictr3

    turkish commentary but its a good stream

  • Josh Hopp

    early lead for Orlando. Not a fan of D. Jones guarding Rashard Lewis

  • Josh Hopp

    2 fouls each for Nene and Dwight. Some heat between the two

  • Josh Hopp

    It’s wierd, I feel quite resigned about this game. I am never resigned to a loss, even when we play the other elite teams. But the Magic are just too darn classy.

  • Josh Hopp

    Good end to the quarter, LK has been carrying us. He is looking good cutting to the basket. Our free throws are killing us.

  • UnarmingMermaid

    Hey guys! Who’s that guy with the dreads? (j/k)

  • Lethalturnip

    What a good immediate impact by the mythical creature

    :O

  • Josh Hopp

    HA! Balkman with the fury!

    That’s the equivalent of saying “Hey Geroge, I want to f****** play!”

  • NuggetsandRockiesGirl

    I screamed like a crazy fangirl when Balkman came in and what an immediate impact he made! Go Renaldo!

  • UnarmingMermaid

    NRG…How the heck did you change your profile picture?

  • UnarmingMermaid

    ummmmm? defense? helloooo?

  • UnarmingMermaid

    KLAAAAAAAYYYYYYZZAAAAAA!!!!!! (how come the announcer doesnt’ say his name all cool anymore?)

  • Lethalturnip

    Sounds better than Marlowe…

  • NuggetsandRockiesGirl

    Unaming Mermaid,you go to http://www.gravatar.com and just enter your email (same one as you use on this site). Once you get the confirmation email, you just have to pic anyone picture and upload it and after a few minutes it will just show up on this site. Hope that helps! :)

  • Josh Hopp

    Now its 3 fouls each on Dwight and Nene.

    We are hanging with the Magic so far. We are getting a lot of possessions but converting only a few of them.

  • markph

    Too bad for Bird

  • markph

    LK having another good outing

  • markph

    love the Nelson airball

  • Josh Hopp

    Holy cow we have the lead going into the 2nd half.

  • Josh Hopp

    Holy cow we have the lead going into the 2nd half. And Portland lost to Charlotte.

  • markph

    This will be no time for a Nugget 3rd period tank session

  • UnarmingMermaid

    N&RG,

    Thanks for the tip. I tried it…nothing yet.

  • UnarmingMermaid

    I worked…awesome.

  • NuggetsandRockiesGirl

    Here’s hoping we keep up the energy into the second half! I have a good feeling…maybe it was the mythical creature sighting, but things seemed to head in the right direction when he appeared. Go Nuggets and Happy Birthday Rocky!

  • UnarmingMermaid

    I tried to find the old cityscape logo but I couldn’t find one that would fit the square.

  • NuggetsandRockiesGirl

    UM, no problem! Glad you got it working!

  • Josh Hopp

    I have stopped expecting JR Smith to make threes

  • Josh Hopp

    Martin has been terrible from the stripe

  • Josh Hopp

    Darn I have to go. Good luck everyone, hope I’m greeted by a Nuggets W when I get back

  • UnarmingMermaid

    Haha…I have a profile logo and you don’t. ;P

  • markph

    Anderson can do that more often if he wants to

  • markph

    Bird’s game is always improving, now he has to drive to the basket and dunk with some major authority

  • markph

    There’s my pic. Thanks for the link NRG

  • markph

    Kmart WTF !!!!!!

  • NuggetsandRockiesGirl

    No problem markph! :)

  • UnarmingMermaid

    where is jeremy tonight?

  • Lethalturnip

    i hate to say it but its not looking too good

  • UnarmingMermaid

    wtf nugs? Get your sh!t together.

  • NuggetsandRockiesGirl

    LK BABY!!!

  • markph

    NENE needs to get his emotions inline. You will not win over the refs by emotional outbursts. Look at CB he is as diplomatic as it gets with the refs regardless of how awful they can be.

  • UnarmingMermaid

    Birdman? That was goofy…he just ran right into that dude.

  • UnarmingMermaid

    This game is really starting to piss me off!

  • Lethalturnip

    wow. thats just a crazy end to the 3rd.

  • markph

    Nuggets typical 3rd period slump.

  • UnarmingMermaid

    What the hell is Cal Ripken jr doing in Denver?

  • markph

    Man, Cal Ripkin jr. is a class act

  • UnarmingMermaid

    wow…they’re hitting everything.

    we’re hitting nothing.

    i think this is an ‘L’.

  • Lethalturnip

    oh boy. here comes a loss

  • NuggetsandRockiesGirl

    Ugh what a frustrating 2nd half!

  • markph

    Doesn’t look good. Their 3’s go in without effort.

  • UnarmingMermaid

    If JR gets hot then anything can happen.

  • UnarmingMermaid

    wow…our defense is terrible tonight.

  • markph

    Howard get the offensive rebound with 3 Nuggets at the hoop

  • UnarmingMermaid

    i don’t know if i can watch much more of this game. F’ing infuriating.

  • DurangoNuggsFan

    We can’t even get one stop on D. Come on Nuggets.

  • Lethalturnip

    another choke against a good team?

  • UnarmingMermaid

    Hey Durango Nugs fan…

    I love Durango…went to FLC.

  • DurangoNuggsFan

    How much you wanna bet JR jacks up a long 3 coming out of this TO.

  • markph

    This is made easy by Orlando. They are taking us downtown. I’m sure after Orlando beat Kolby’s Lakers last night, this is a painless effort.

  • DurangoNuggsFan

    So did I. Graduated Dec. ’05.

  • UnarmingMermaid

    nice…i’m ’02.

  • markph

    My brother went to Fort Lewis a few years ago.

  • DurangoNuggsFan

    I love it here too, couldn’t leave paradise.

  • UnarmingMermaid

    wow…crazy.

  • markph

    Durango is beautiful

  • UnarmingMermaid

    My sister is down there right now (no I’m not tellng you who she is ;-)

  • UnarmingMermaid

    Kleiza with 26…at least someone came to play for the Nugs.

  • UnarmingMermaid

    I thought about going to this game…glad i didn’t. Poor poor performance.

  • markph

    LK and CB can make this a game if they want to finish with some major effort

  • DurangoNuggsFan

    We get to see what Petro’s got.

  • markph

    Scrubs enter……………..

  • Lethalturnip

    nuggets have thrown in the towel. Here comes Petro and Weems!

  • NuggetsandRockiesGirl

    Petro and Weems in the game along with Balkman.

  • UnarmingMermaid

    So is Orlando this much better than us?

    Or did we just have an off night?

  • markph

    Petro first two for Nugs

  • UnarmingMermaid

    well…and we don’t have our best player. Probably a bit of a factor.

  • DurangoNuggsFan

    Our D was horrid tonight.

  • NuggetsandRockiesGirl

    Anyone seen Melo on the sidelines tonight? Every other game they’ve shown him.

  • markph

    5-2 Homestand. Big picture is not to shabby

  • DurangoNuggsFan

    With Melo we are as good or better than the Magic.

  • UnarmingMermaid

    true mark…very true.

  • DurangoNuggsFan

    Good to see Rocky up to his old tricks.

  • UnarmingMermaid

    man…that is an incredible road trip by Orlando.

  • markph

    UM- Orlando has 2nd best record in NBA

  • NuggetsandRockiesGirl

    Nice shot Sonny!

  • markph

    NRG- I thing he is out of town already for the Obama sign-in

  • NuggetsandRockiesGirl

    I was also considering going to this one…very glad I didn’t.

  • UnarmingMermaid

    N&RG,

    I haven’t seen him…and it doesn’t look like he’s there. Wonder if he’s in a box? RMN just ran a moronic article about how the players were blocking the view of the people sitting behind them so maybe they moved him.

  • markph

    Jr still can’t drop a tre even at the end of the scrub minutes

  • UnarmingMermaid

    @Mark re: 2nd best record.

    I know, that’s why I wanted to see us put in a solid performance. This is the kind of game we need to get pumped up for. It’s the kind of game that should be indicative of how they’d play in the playoffs. But alas…we looked like dog poop.

  • UnarmingMermaid

    Hanslick, Marlowe, and Hastings all just said that Orlando is the best team in the NBA.

    I don’t know if I buy that.

  • markph

    UM – no question. They came off a W against the Lakers, and were probably a little road tired but it looked way to easy a win against the Nugs.

  • DurangoNuggsFan

    They’re the 3rd best team in the East IMO.

  • markph

    Hanslick is a dipshit. He can’t even find the correct camera to look at always. The dude is comic relief.

  • DurangoNuggsFan

    I hope we bounce back for the Rockets game.

  • UnarmingMermaid

    I saw Hanslick a Quiznos the other day…he’s even goofier looking in real life :-)

  • UnarmingMermaid

    Alright y’all…I’m heading to the bar.

    It was fun…see ya next time.

  • markph

    Hanslick @ Quiznos huh. He probably asked for the the $5 subway footlong.

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Hey Everyone,

    I had two birthday parties to go to today and when I arrived back home from the second one I was greeted by two DVRs that both managed to fail me. I had to watch the 11:00 Altitude replay.

    I will get a recap up tomorrow.