2009 NBA Playoffs Round 1 Game 5: Denver Nuggets 107 – New Orleans Hornets 86

Box Score | Highlights Bring on the Mavericks. It may not have been as impressive as a 58 point beat down, but the Denver Nuggets still cruised to their third relatively easy win at home with a 107-86 series clinching victory. There are plenty of excuses for the New Orleans Hornets, mostly surrounding the health […]

2009 NBA Playoffs Round 1 Game 5: Denver Nuggets vs New Orleans Hornets Game Thread

I am not sure how to handle tonight’s game.  I will say I know I should be thrilled.  Logic tells me tonight will be nothing short of a formality.  The Denver Nuggets are clearly a more talented and hungry team than the New Orleans Hornets.  New Orleans is overmatched, banged up and mentally broken.  I […]

2009 NBA Playoffs Round 1 Game 4: Denver Nuggets 121 – New Orleans Hornets 63

Box Score | Highlights Tonight in game four of the first round playoff series between the Denver Nuggets and New Orleans Hornets the Nuggets did many things well.  You have to do a lot of things well to tie the all time NBA playoff record for largest margin of victory at 58. Denver played great defense, […]

2009 NBA Playoffs Round 1 Game 4: Denver Nuggets at New Orleans Hornets Game Thread

After game two I was giddy with the possibility that Carmelo might have turned a corner.  He accumulated nine assists and I was hoping it was a sign that Carmelo was going to stop forcing his way through double teams and start finding the cracks in the defense. Game three came and went and I […]

2009 NBA Playoffs Round 1 Game 3: Denver Nuggets 93 – New Orleans Hornets 95

Box Score | Highlights If you have not done so yet, look at the box score.  Look at how close those stats are.  Go right down the line and you will notice only two numbers where there is a difference of more than one or two digits.  The first is field goal attempts.  The Nuggets […]

2009 NBA Playoffs Round 1 Game 3: Denver Nuggets at New Orleans Hornets Game Thread

Now the real work starts.  As George Karl has pointed out approximately 236 times since the end of game two a playoff series does not start until someone wins on the road.  A win today in New Orleans would end the competitive portion of the series.  Heading into this postseason there have been 85 instances […]

More Game Two Thoughts – Starring Dahntay Jones

Even though Chauncey Billups has been absolutely incredible and Carmelo Anthony played a tremendous team oriented game on both ends of the floor Dahntay Jones has proven to be almost equally as valuable. I have said that Kenyon Martin seems to have been created to defend David West.  Well, Jones was pretty well designed for […]

2009 NBA Playoffs Round 1 Game 2: Denver Nuggets 108 – New Orleans Hornets 93 Initial Thoughts

Box Score | Highlights Do you all remember during the regular season when the Denver Nuggets could not stop the pick and roll to save their lives?  There were many games where they looked completely lost at what to do when the opposition set a ball screen. What they are doing now in the first […]

Nuggets/Hornets Game 2 Adjustments

We all know that once the first punch is thrown the battle of wits begins.  Playoff series are made up of a series of adjustments and counterpunches to address you own weaknesses and to exploit the short comings of your opponent.  The question is what adjustments will the Denver Nuggets and New Orleans Hornets make […]