Game day is finally here so I thought I would pass along some encouraging stats to help calm the nerves.
As I am sure you all know the Denver Nuggets are riding a 13 game home winning streak.
According to Elias the Nuggets have ten straight wins in game one of a playoff series where they possess home court advantage. The only team who has a longer active streak of home court game one wins in a row is the Chicago Bulls with 18.
A team who swept the regular season series of at least three games against a playoff opponent has never lost the postseason series (25-0).
No team has won more than one game one on the road in any single postseason since 1999 when the Knicks did it three times (Dallas won game on in San Antonio).
The team that wins game one in a seven game series goes on to win that series 78.9% of the time.
I think it is safe to say the Nuggets have a lot going for them both on the floor and from a historical standpoint. They just need to get the job done.