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

Can you feel it?  The Denver Nuggets are on the precipice.  They are favored to make it to the second round.  After two decades of futility during which you could argue the Nuggets were one of the worst three or four franchises in the entire NBA they are finally a division champion with a high seed.  More importantly they are expected to make it out of the first round of the playoffs.

The next few weeks will either become the experiences that most Nugget fans point to when asked what their favorite Nuggets memory is or we will witness another chapter written in the story of a franchise that simply cannot earn success.  Division championships, All-Star appearances, all-time victory totals, they all pale in comparison to the next step. 

The next few games are what we will remember.  This is why we attach ourselves to a silly sports team.  This is why we watch and obsess and fret.

It begins tonight and when and how it ends is all that matters.

This is what we have been waiting for year after frustrating year.  It’s time.

  • CCH

    I can’t handle this wait. Those who are watching from tv, are you going to watch TNT or Altitude?

  • Josh Hopp

    It’s on. NUGGETS NUGGETS NUGGETS !!!

  • Josh Hopp

    tied at 10

    my heart can’t handle a series of this. we arn’t even halfway through the first…

  • Josh Hopp

    stangnant offense

  • Lethalturnip

    some scary defence. heaps of open shots for hornets

  • Kay

    Why isn’t there more people here?
    Anywho, Go Nuggets!!!!!!!!!
    Don’t fail us now!!!!!!!!

  • runningdonut

    Love this team man

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    What an absolutely incredible effort by the Nuggets. Their defense in the second half has been outstanding.

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Have the Hornets capitulated? No starters on the floor with eight minutes left.

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    At this point all I am worried about is Posey taking a cheap shot at someone.

  • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com jeremy

    Wow, with the shot clock winding down both J.R. and LK pass up forcing jumpers, Kleiza drives and dishes to Birdman for the dunk. What great team play.

  • Kay

    Oh baby!!!!! This is what I like to see.

  • Lethalturnip

    Great win, the bottle throw sort of killed the feeling though..

  • runningdonut

    Nostradamus Jeremy. Kenyon got David West to take those bad shots you pointed out in your video. Can you believe the Nuggets rebounded? I was concerned at the start of the game, and we stepped up as a team. Time for game 2 – and getting Melo to be more patient.

    WOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  • RyanSev23

    Loving the win baby! I have a real good feeling I will be completely sick and tired of Chris Paul after this series though. What a crybaby. He runs into our players and flops like no one I have ever seen. Not much separates him from Ginobli. I hope the Nuggets put him in his place this series like they did tonight. Chris Paul is the new Ginobli. Let’s get this series in 5 like we should.