2008-09 Game 78: Denver Nuggets at Minnesota Timberwolves Game Thread

I am going to be traveling to the beautiful and exciting states of Nebraska and Iowa this week.  That means I will not be able to watch the game tonight and I will miss the game tonight and also the game Wednesday versus the Thunder.  I will be back late Thursday night so I will do my best to put a game recap up that night’s game against the Lakers on Friday.  In my absence feel free to either email me your own thought on the game or leave a comment on the Fan Blog page for me to use as a recap.  

For the next few days it will be up to you guys to cover the team so I am depending on you.

The Wolves are coming off of a big win over the Jazz in Utah on Friday night (thanks for that guys!) so they should be filled with confidence against Denver.  The Timberwolves always give the Nuggets a tough game and they will be motivated to end their eight game losing streak against Denver, but this will be the first time they play Denver since Al Jefferson’s season ending knee injury.  It will be interesting to see how the game ebbs and flows.

Kenyon will be a game time decision.

Denver Nuggets Game Notes

Previous Matchups:  Game 10 – Den 90 Min 84 | Game 17 – Den 106 Min 97 | Game 22 – Den 116 Min 105

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Take this with you:  The Spurs have already lost today to the Cavs.  If the Nuggets win they will have a two game lead on the Spurs plus the tiebreaker making it for all intents and purposes a three game bulge.  The next teams in the standings are Houston and Portland and one of them will lose tonight because they play each other in Houston.  A win tonight will put the Nuggets in a great position with only four games left in the season.

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  • CCH

    SHit! looks like were gonna have to rely on our bench AGAIN.

  • Missing Lynx

    Relying on our bench is the story of this season. Seriously.

  • runningdonut

    Bookmarked this site so I can click it whenever Kleiza shoots a bricktastic 3

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  • NuggetsandRockiesGirl

    AC looking good…I love our bench!

  • NuggetsandRockiesGirl

    Nice jam by Nene on the bounce pass from Chauncey!

  • NuggetsandRockiesGirl

    No more turnovers please and thank you!

  • NuggetsandRockiesGirl

    Melo with 19, sweet!

  • shampoo

    Melo workin’ his stroke. I think a 3 day rest will do his form good for OKC.

  • NuggetsandRockiesGirl

    Nice layout by Balky!

  • NuggetsandRockiesGirl

    Erm layup i meant.

  • shampoo

    Great all around effort. This game is so refreshing from the last two. Only one points hole hick-up and now the bench and the starters are working together to work their games and put Minnie away. Awesome awesome awesome. GO NUGGETS!

  • NuggetsandRockiesGirl

    Way to go Naldo!

  • NuggetsandRockiesGirl

    Melo heating up!

  • shampoo

    Melo as KMart with ridiculous running sky hook. The box score on this game is worth framing

  • runningdonut

    Chauncey knows kung fu

  • NuggetsandRockiesGirl

    Chauncey!!! I can’t help dorking over the bond between JR and Chauncey!!!

  • shampoo

    I can’t help dorking over the bond between Chauncey and everyone! JR and Balkman hugging up on him, this squad has real chemistry. Amazing!

  • shampoo

    Sonny! Haha George realizes a lead when he sees it. Off the bench and he’s already got an assist.

  • CCH

    I wanna see a line up of Dahntay, Sonny, and JR at point. Talk about athleticism.

  • Josh Hopp

    Damn, I didn’t realist this game started so early. How’s our play been?

  • CCH

    Great D and great O, fun to watch.

  • shampoo

    I want Chauncey to mentor Jason Hart

  • Josh Hopp

    I want us to pick up a solid young PG maybe in the draft or through trade for Chauncey to teach.

  • shampoo

    Game started out pretty rough, but I think this is the most solid I’ve seen the Nuggets play all season. Sure, it’s against a weaker Minnie team, but every player has put in his share of defense and offensive effort just like CCH said.

  • shampoo

    Karl should put in Nene and Petro. Give Petro some minutes, but keep Nene in as the anchor on defense

  • Josh Hopp

    This 3rd unit of ours is TERRible

  • Josh Hopp

    holy cow LK made a 3

  • CCH

    Petro has some touch, he could be a solid rotation player with some guidance.

  • shampoo

    Chauncey is visibly annoyed by something as they cut to commercial. WHAT IS WRONG CHAUNCEY? WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?

  • CCH

    Taco time foooo

  • shampoo

    My favorite Marlowe phrase, “Tacos probable.” Possibly the goofiest thing I’ve ever heard some 40 games a season.

  • Josh Hopp

    This has turned out to be a phenomenal regular season. Please Nuggets, please don’t get knocked out in the first round.

  • shampoo

    Dahntay hugged a guy on the jog down the court. So great.

  • CCH

    bummer jazz broke the road streak.

  • NuggetsandRockiesGirl

    Amazing win! Amazing stretch of games…Chauncey can be SO proud of the team he is leading!

  • NuggetsandRockiesGirl

    And I am so proud as a fan, can’t forget that!

  • CCH

    True that, True that.