Nuggets vs. Jazz

After trouncing the defending world champion Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of the 2011-12 campaign, the Nuggets will look to capitalize on a young Utah team coming off a late-night loss against the Lakers on Tuesday. Though both teams have an above average amount of depth that will be on clear display throughout the evening, the Nuggets simply have more talent intertwined within its roster than the Jazz. Being that tonight is the home opener for the Nuggets, look for the boys in blue and yella to come out firing on all cylinders. Also, be sure and keep an eye on the front-court battle between Nene, Mozgov and Birdman versus Favors, Kanter, Jefferson and Milsap. Last night against the Lakers all four of the Jazz’s big men received ample playing time with the rookie and No. 3 overall pick, Enes Kanter, logging over 20 minutes of action. Should the young, 6-11 Turk receive roughly that same amount of playing time tonight, it would be wise for our bigs to exploit this opportunity and take advantage of Kanter’s inexperience. Please post your in-game comments, thoughts, observations and whatever else is on your mind here.

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Kalen Deremo

Kalen was born in Durango, CO, in 1988 and graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2013 with a degree in journalism. He's now an itinerant hoping to travel as much as possible before eventually succumbing to the "real world." Aside from writing Kalen likes movies, music, spicy food and the great outdoors. Edward Abbey is his current idol.

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  • Amel

    We need to get that 3 pointers falling!

  • Be Ray

    Great game. Aggressive offense. Tons of fast break. A ridiculous 68 points in the paint.

    Our starting five keeps the edge by a few points, and then our bench just starts crushing people in the 2nd quarter.

    I love Andre Miller off the bench, he’s a force that back-up PG’s can’t defend in the post, and such an excellent passer that he makes his fellow benchers better.

    Al had his day with the slower Utah forwards. Nene was making the Utah play-by-play men gasp with awe. First they blamed bad defense and finally said…”you gotta give it up for the guy. The athleticism he has is just embarrassing the Jazz.”

  • Tommy4daNuggz4ever

    Nene looked like a beast and very aggressive. Point blank this team looked good and to deep for even young teams to keep up with I am really liking this team I hope they stay this agressive. Go Nuggz Go

  • Haig

    Let’s keep it rolling in Portland!

    • Tommy4daNuggz4ever

      AMEN I hope we can make feel the burn and hope to have Ty speed past Felton. Nene is going to destroy Alderidge. I am so excited for the game.

  • http://www.chazkemp.com Chaz

    Portland’s gonna be tough, I think. They are very talented but I feel really good about our chances after seeing our last 2 games.

    Our team is just LOADED with talent at every position. I’m absolutely loving our team game! Go Nuggets!!!

  • Daniel

    Great game, pretty impressive. Got off to kind of a slow start, but once we had the running game going we were just too much.
    Nene looked great, hopefully he can build on a performance like this instead if it being a once in a month type thing like the last few years.
    AAA still rusty.
    Ty Lawson, can’t say enough. Just so fast, there is very little the defense can do if he has a step on you. and he is finishing at the rim very well.
    Gallo, hit some shots, got to the rack and hit his free throws, exactly what we need him to do. He is a very solid SF on this team.
    Mozgov, still looked lost, showed he had a little range knocking down a couple of 15 footers, still a lot of work to do on the offensive side of the ball. Looked pretty good on D actually.
    The bench was a huge spark, Al Harrington! Did anyone see this coming? He looks 5 years younger out there, running the floor, making steals, knocking down threes. Hopefully he keeps this up.
    Dre with 12 more dimes. So solid, and I actually don’t ming the 2 point guard look GK is going with for a few mins at a time.
    Rudy got it going a bit with the long ball, and the rest of the bench was solid.
    The beauty of this team is that only one starter played over 30 mins (ty lawson) so they should be relatively fresh for tomorrow.
    Can’t wait for portland, go nuggets.

  • coxy

    loved every second of this game besides the fact that manimal didnt score.

    thoughts:
    ty lawson looked unguardable, when he was aggressive and getting into the paint either on the break or of the dribble. he had his way. the 15 points that the box score shows doesnt represent his impact on the game and if he made 1 or 2 of his triples it woulda really capped of his night.

    nene was just a beast. dunking everything and a few athletic swats. justified his contract but needs to stay aggressive. this is the way we need him to play each night. he is known too well for being so unselfish but when he plays aggressively like he did tonight he can put up 20 a night, and even thiough he was more aggressive his passing was still on display, he passed up a few opportunities that i thought he shoulda taken and his bounce pass to dre was owe so sweet

    gallo was really good i think. only 11 points on 7 shots, but he was scoring efficiently with nice moves for dunks and recognized that he was option 3 tonight so his lack of aggression showed understanding. more athletic then i thought too. he didnt throw up any poor shots or heat checks that ive seen and heard alot of and his handles were smooth

    afflalo was quiet, would be raving about him if he made 2 or 3 of his 3 balls, made some nice plays and was solid defensively but just needs to get back to being a nock down 3 ball shooter.

    mozgov looked active, but gaurding jefferson i was feeling uncomfortable everytime big al cought the ball. jumpshot was looking smooth though and he had a real nice dish inside to nene that surprised me with his quick hands. some positives and negatives but the poor D outweighs the odd nice offensive trip

    dre is just a freak of nature. i love him, sees the floor so well and when he has the ball looking for his own offense im so confident that he will make something happen. great post offense

    loved big al tonight, even before he poured on the bulk of his points in junk time he was very effective. always seemed to be in the action on defense and was making noise on offense loved it and last season he was my most hated player. big al for sixth man!

    also loved rudy tonight. the bulk of his 4 or so to’s game in junk time where they looked like they were forcing everything, but 8 assists and a barage of 3’s were nice on the stat sheet but he is so creative on offense and looked solid on defense. really like this pick up and he always shitted me off when we versed portland so i like having him on board.

    lastly bird was bird, big put back was cool but didnt really offer much else.

    i like this squad. ALOT. and think we can make some noise in the west esspecially with this shortened season. but my concern is at the centre spot, moz and bird isnt gonna do it for us, at this point in his career moz is not a starter and at this point in birds career he may need to retire or be playing garbage time. so i think bringing a solid defensive anchor is the key. but with a full roster and we cant sign anyone like a pryzbilla and i dont want to trade away literally anyone on our roster except bird… if only okafor had 1 or 2 years on his big contract and not 3 then he could be a good target. or maybe with his contract te way it is we could get his with a few picks and bird?

    portland tomorrow will be tough but the rest that our starters were able to get could be huge on the back to back

    this is the first time ive ever made a post or a review like this so share your thoughts

    love this blog. go nugs.

    • Kalen

      Hey thanks for posting! It’s always nice to hear other people’s thoughts, especially when they’re as depth as what you just posted. Be sure and copy and paste this to the game recap!

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