2008-09 Game 66: Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Game Thread

Even without Kevin Durant the Thudner are rolling.  Jeff Green is back and Russell Westbrook, Thabo Sefolosha and Nenad Krstic are all playing well.  Even Kyle Weaver is hitting his threes.

No Kenyon tonight (as I pointed out he tweaked his back on the first play of the second half against Houston), but Anthony Carter is going to play.  

Denver Nuggets Game Notes

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Previous Matchups:  Game 34 – Den 122 OKC 120 | Game 49 – Den 114 OKC 113

  • BeefySwats

    Balkman starting tonight in place of Kenyon

    4/4 from the field!

  • BeefySwats

    Great start to the first.

  • BeefySwats

    Also, 10 assists on 13 baskets. That is fantastic.

  • BeefySwats

    Oh my god my heart almost stopped beating when Andersen went down

  • BeefySwats

    In the locker room now. Not good. :(

  • BeefySwats

    See, that is why you play Balkman, Karl. Jesus christ we’ve been saying this shit all year.

  • sdchlr

    Naldooooooo

  • BeefySwats

    Balkman…lol. Rejected by the rim. Kleiza’s second missed layup of the game off a steal.

  • BeefySwats

    Chris Andersen back, yessssssssssssssss. God Kleiza, make yourself more fucking worthless. Miss free throws too.

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    I do not see how any coach could watch a player like Balkman and not say to himself, “I have to get this guy 20-24 minutes a night.”

  • BeefySwats

    Denver has to finish quarters. This is crap Denver.

  • BeefySwats

    How many missed layups tonight, Jeremy?

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    I would say at least 8 or 9 Beefy.

  • BeefySwats

    Kleiza has 3 of them, Melo 2, Balkman 2.

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Almost forgot halftime stats:
    Pace Factor: 91.9 – Not as fast as I thought.
    Defensive Efficiency: 95.8 – Thunder 0-5 from behind the arc and shooting only 40.5%.
    Offensive Efficiency: 115.4 – Everyone will be joining in on the praise of the 18 assists on 22 shots and with good reason. I do not know fast break points or points in the paint, but I bet both would be pleasing to the eye.

  • BeefySwats

    Denver comes out jumpshooting and missing more layups *hangs self*

  • BeefySwats

    Oh my god Karl if you don’t give Balkman 25 minutes a game now I’m going to kill you.

  • CCH

    shit i hope balkman is ok

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Cramps is the word on Renaldo. That is good.

  • BeefySwats

    Jeremy, Balkman has 12 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks. *head explodes*

  • Josh Hopp

    Hey guys! Remember this? I think the other teams call it “winning” and “playing well” or something along those lines.

  • CCH

    Whats this “winning” you speak of josh?

  • Josh Hopp

    Actually, I should hit myself for assuming that a 16 point lead with 3-30 left in the 3rd means a damn thing to this club

  • Josh Hopp

    starting to look stagnant on O and sloppy on D

  • BeefySwats

    fkljhaslkjhklajhsdflkjhsd DENVER FINISH QUARTERS!!!

  • CCH

    nice foul kleiza . pause …. NOT

  • Josh Hopp

    thank heavens for that chauncey 3

  • BeefySwats

    Strong finish by Denver. I’ll take a 13 point lead into the fourth. Denver needs to step on their throats and push it up to 20. We are not the Clippers, but we all saw what happened to them last night.

    Also, wow Carter is playing well. 4 points, 9 assists, 2 steals in his first game back.

  • BeefySwats

    Check that, 10 assists for Carter.

  • Josh Hopp

    carter 3 attempts are not what we need

  • Josh Hopp

    YEA LK.

    See you can be useful without jacking up 3s all night

  • CCH

    THATS THE KLEIZA WE LOVE

  • Josh Hopp

    Ladies and gentlemen…

    Our Denver Nuggets

    Man I needed this bad.

    close it out for gods sake

  • CCH

    Carter is really pushin the pace i forgot how much we need him for that, beautiful.

  • CCH

    Rockets and Utard both lost tonight, portland is down 8. lookin good.

  • Josh Hopp

    Holy cow! Birdman is ahead of Camby in blocks! Talk about irony. That is really, really remarkable.

  • BeefySwats

    Balkman is fucking amazing.

  • BeefySwats

    14 points, 14 rebounds for Renaldo Balkman. God damn. :)

  • CCH

    about to blow the lead of course.

  • BeefySwats

    Nah. 7 players in double figures for the Nuggets, though. That’s pretty goddamn good.

  • CCH

    Whats up with JR taking a bow when he fouled out? ha

  • BeefySwats

    NUGGETS WIN!

  • CCH

    Needed that win to feel good again, It was nice seeing them play as a team, also good having AC and kleia back.

  • sdchlr

    Dang AC had 12 assists and 1 TO… props

  • Josh Hopp

    A GREAT day for the team. Losses for Portland and Utah and a W for our boys does a great deal for us in the scheme of things. Very important night for our season.
    Plus we are finally getting some rain down here in drought-stricken NSW. I’m a happy man.

  • Josh Hopp

    NSW = new south wales