2009 Western Conference Finals Game 6: Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers Live Blog/Game Thread

Game 6 Live Blog at Forum Blue and Gold Kia NBA Shootaround on ESPN360 Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers Game 6 Live on ESPN360 This is it.  I have had a lot of people ask me if I think the Denver Nuggets can win a game seven from the Staples Center.  While I do […]

Film Room: Denver Nuggets Offense – Fourth Quarter Western Conference Finals Game 5

I am not sure if you can stomach this or not, but I put together some clips of the Denver Nuggets’ fourth quarter “offense” from game five. In my game recap I wrote about how their offense became very one-on-one oriented. There was practically no ball movement or attempt to force the defense to react […]

2009 NBA Playoffs Game 5: Denver Nuggets 94 – Los Angeles Lakers 103

Box Score | Highlights The Denver Nuggets suffered a heart breaking 103-94 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in game five of the Western Conference Finals, the question we will not know for a another couple of days is if it was a back breaking loss as well. The sad thing is it was Denver’s […]

2009 Western Conference Finals Game 5: Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers Live Blog/Game Thread

NBA Shootaround on ESPN360 Nuggets at Lakers on ESPN360 With so much on the line tonight we are going all out to document the action.  Kurt Helin from Forum Blue and Gold and yours truly will be running a tag team live blog right here on Roundball Mining Company for game five of the Western […]

Western Conference Finals Game 4 Additional Nuggets

The day is coming to an end and I am once again tardy in posting my additional nuggets so I am just going to toss out what I have. One concern we had about the Nuggets heading into the 2009 playoffs was their propensity to turn the ball over.  Not only have the Nuggets successfully […]

2009 Western Conference Finals Game 4: Denver Nuggets 120 – Los Angeles Lakers 101

Box Score | Highlights Carmelo Anthony has had a fantastic postseason, but I may have been a little premature to declare him to be up to the challenge of hanging toe to toe with Kobe Bryant over a seven game series.  While Melo has struggled in both home games, game three with foul trouble and […]

2009 Western Conference Finals Game 4: Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers Game Thread

NBA Shootaround on ESPN360 Nuggets vs Lakers on ESPN360 Sorry for the shot recap of game three and brief game four “preview” game thread post, but with graduation this weekend and now Memorial Day, I have had a busy weekend.  Anyway, Denver is facing a must win game tonight and I believe you will see […]

2009 Western Conference Finals Game 3: Denver Nuggets 97 – Los Angeles Lakers 103

  Box Score | Highlights How frustrating was the Denver Nuggets’ performance against the Los Angeles Lakers in game three of the Western Conference Finals?  I think the couple next to me may have broken up during the game.  Their initial excitement wasted away into some bickering, then some silence, then he got off the, […]

2009 Western Conference Finals Game 3: Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers Game Thread

How long can the Denver Nuggets continue their home court dominance?  They have won 16 straight games in the Pepsi Center and so far in the 2009 NBA Playoffs the Nuggets have won each of their six home games by at least 12 points. Of course the Los Angeles Lakers are not the New Orleans […]

2009 Western Conference Finals Game 2 Additional Nuggets

And now your additional nuggets from game two of the 2009 Western Conference Finals:   The one thing I kept thinking in the second quarter when the Lakers were pushing their lead up to 14 was where is Chauncey?  Even after Melo got it going to keep the Lakers from blowing the game open the […]

2009 Western Conference Finals Game 2: Denver Nuggets 106 – Los Angeles Lakers 103

Box Score | Highlights I wrote after game one there should be no question the Denver Nuggets are a capable opponent for the Los Angeles Lakers.  If there were still any doubters the Nuggets’ 106-103 game two victory has permanently closed debate although at this point the only people who needed convincing of the Nuggets’ […]

2009 Western Conference Finals Game 2: Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers Game Thread

ESPN 360 Links:  NBA Shootaround | Game 2 Live A few more game one thoughts as we prepare for game two: How nice was it to have a physical game played where neither coach was complaining about how the game was called in his postgame press conference.  Yes, that is directed at you Byron Scott […]

2009 Western Conference Finals Game 1 Additional Nuggets

The highly anticipated additional nuggets from game one of the Western Conference Finals: Nuggets fans are very upset that George Karl subbed Anthony Carter in the game in place of Chris Andersen.  If Carter does not throw the ball away no one bats an eye at the substitution and despite the fact he was being […]

2009 Western Conference Finals Game 1: Denver Nuggets 103 – Los Angeles Lakers 105

Box Score | Highlights For the first time in the postseason the Denver Nuggets trail in a series.  There are two ways to look at tonight’s 105-103 loss at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers.  Either Denver proved that they can hang with the Lakers and good things are ahead or the Nuggets proved […]

2009 Western Conference Finals: Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers Game Thread

Watch the game live online on ESPN360! I was intending to put together some final thoughts on the series and then post some game one insights in a game thread, but sadly we are running out of time so I am going to have to combine both into one final pre-series post. In my previous posts […]