Rapid Reaction: Oklahoma City Thunder 124, Denver Nuggets 118 (OT)

Denver Nuggets 118 Final
Recap | Box Score
124 Oklahoma City Thunder
Corey Brewer, SF 30 MIN | 5-14 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 3 AST | 10 PTS | -10
Being so reliant on Brewer’s offense is not a good look for the Nuggets, I commend Brewer for doing his best, but he remains a limited player with negligible dribbling and passing skills. Brew didn’t have his shot going and while he played commendable defense, he was an offensive liability and couldn’t stay on the floor down the stretch. This is the wrong role for Brewer and he’ll be much more valuable when asked to do less. I do wish he’d pass up the occasional shot and focus more on working off the ball.
Kenneth Faried, F 11 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 PTS | -11
It’s baffling. After a career game, Faried can’t get the slightest bit of leeway with Karl. Nevertheless he again failed to make an impression out of the gate. His issues with defensive positioning and executing on offense are fixable. I honestly believe Faried would be better off were he not battling the incumbent Al Harrington for minutes. The only way he can get into games is to come out relentless on an absolute tear. It’s important not to overlook the fact Faried did have a very poor game and was overshadowed by Koufos and Birdman.
Timofey Mozgov, C 21 MIN | 2-5 FG | 2-2 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 6 PTS | -18
I don’t like how Karl managed his minutes, leaving him in almost the whole first quarter after it was clear he was too gassed to keep Ibaka under control. Mozgov makes a huge difference in the Nuggets being able to run an effective pick and roll offense. Unfortunately, he needs to be more consistent and at least prove himself capable of playing a more substantial amount of minutes. This is such an unenviable position for Karl to be in because there will be nights like tonight where Koufos is the much better option. How do you decide who to play?
Arron Afflalo, SG 43 MIN | 10-21 FG | 5-6 FT | 7 REB | 5 AST | 27 PTS | -16
At times, like everyone else on the team, Afflalo struggled with defense quite a bit. OKC is such a poor matchup because Durant is too tall for Denver to use their best defender on him consistently. What was most apparent about Arron’s effort was his tenacity and commitment to staying aggressive. The shorthanded Nuggets actually played like the more aggressive team despite losing and I believe the bulk of the credit can go to Afflalo’s leadership, a quality he hasn’t displayed nearly enough this season
Ty Lawson, PG 46 MIN | 8-17 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 7 AST | 17 PTS | -4
These are great numbers for any starting point guard, but without a win it just feels very forgettable. Lawson has no feel for where his teammates need the ball and he’s often reduced to getting everything off dribble penetration. Ty had the ball two crucial possessions down the stretch and failed to get off a quality look on either of them. We know Ty can create a quality shot whenever he wants and what’s so disappointing is that a signature game winning moment is still missing from his Nuggets career.
Al Harrington, PF 32 MIN | 3-9 FG | 3-4 FT | 11 REB | 1 AST | 11 PTS | +3
Harrington had a double double, and managed to make two three pointers after he’s been unable to deliver offense for the better part of the month. That’s where the praise ends for me. I just don’t like where the Nuggets are going with Harrington in this huge role where he plays nearly the whole second half and defends the oppositions best player night in and night out. Harrington needs a much smaller role for the Nuggets to have any success going forward.
Andre Miller, PG 36 MIN | 9-19 FG | 2-2 FT | 1 REB | 10 AST | 21 PTS | +3
It was refreshing to see Andre come alive off the bench and play with purpose. This was one of the fineest performances I’ve seen all season as long as we don’t include the overtime. Miller had 3 turnovers in the extra period and his frustration boiled over in the loss. I can’t praise Miller enough for giving the Nuggets an edge that should have won them the game in the second half. Andre seemed to know how poorly he played in the overtime period and was seen leaving the court in total disgust. We haven’t seen that kind of emotion out of Miller all season and hopefully it becomes a turning point for him. While he was abysmal in OT, Denver never gets there without him.
Chris Andersen, C 29 MIN | 5-6 FG | 1-2 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 11 PTS | +17
Another energetic performance from Birdman. He made countless hustle plays and defended the rim with the type of tenacity that made him the best backup Center in the league 2 seasons ago. Consistency is underlying issue surrounding everything Birdman does.
Kosta Koufos, C 13 MIN | 6-7 FG | 1-1 FT | 9 REB | 0 AST | 13 PTS | -3
Koufos was nothing short of a monster in his first half stint. He managed nearly a double double in less than a quarter. He was everywhere, from knocking balls loose and defending Durant at half court to throwing down jams in transition. It was a sight to behold considering Koufus might not have seen the floor had Al Harrington not racked up three quick fouls. Jeremy made a great point about how trusting the inexperienced Faried over Harrington may have cost Karl in Memphis and he seemed resolved not to reward Koufos tonight.
Jordan Hamilton, G 4 MIN | 1-2 FG | 0-1 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 2 PTS | +9
Hamilton saw his first real minutes of the season and made a few nice plays as the Nuggets enjoyed a successful run. Then he was abruptly pulled from the game. There’s just not enough to judge here and I don’t know what to say other than Hamilton has decent size and solid offensive skills.

Five Things We Saw

  1. State of the Nation: This loss drops Denver out of the playoffs and into the 9th seed. The Nuggets are on a three game losing streak, have won only 2 of their last 8 and are beginning a 4 games in 5 nights stretch during what I consider to be the toughest stretch of schedule all season. I love the way Denver fought till the end despite all their injuries, but a loss is a loss. Fighting their way back into the playoffs is an uphill battle. Under the best of circumstances, you cant expect Denver to win their next 6 games. Realistically I think they win 2 and lose 4 before the schedule lightens up considerably in March.
  2. Positive Contact: The way to attack a shot blocker is to get into his body and absorb contact. The Nuggets did a great job employing this tactic against Perkins and Ibaka all night. Unfortunately, Ibaka is one of the more amazing shot blockers I have ever seen play. He was the X-Factor in last year’s playoff series and although he got away with a ton of contact at the rim, he again dominated under the basket.  Ibaka’s performance was unbelievable.
  3. Things You Can Do: The positive in this losing streak is the fact Denver’s passion and pride have returned on the defensive end. Afflalo is embracing his leadership role and demanding more activity. Andre Miller is finally feeling a sense of responsibility with the ball in his hands. The Nuggets are collectively fighting harder than they have all month, but their fortunes have not yet changed. How many more demoralizing losses can this team endure?
  4. Upgrade Your Gray Matter: As much as I love Lawson, I can’t help but notice how easily he gives up running the offense. When a defender meets him on his first step going right, he simply backs off and tries again or gives up the ball without applying any pressure whatsoever. As I noted before, Lawson hasn’t yet made a game winning play in his Nuggets career. He is too diplomatic and friendly with his teammates instead of demanding accountability. Lawson was passive on two game winning possessions and showed little chemistry with his teammates. The coaches must do a better job designing plays the personnel is able to execute. The Nuggets late game play-calling is deplorable and it just seems like they are freestyling without much of a thought towards an actual strategy.
  5. Crises Precipitate Change: After the Nuggets briefly clawed out of a bad slump these last few losses have been heartbreaking. Denver is playing good enough to win and keeps coming up short against better teams. Something has to give at some point, but it’s just tough to take losing so many games in disheartening fashion. While it’s hard to feel horrible about the last two losses considering the way they were played, the fact remains Denver needs a win badly. The playoffs are in serious jeopardy.

Game 32 Advanced Stats

Pace Factor: 104.6 -Nuggets got their pace going before falling apart late
Offensive Efficiency:  112.8 – Good without Gallo and Nene, but no win.
Defensive Efficiency: 118.5 – Denver isn’t a good defensive team, but they try. Durant wasn’t doubled. The Nuggets could not match up with Ibaka

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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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  • Greg

    Just terrible D by Bird on the last possession. Ty has to draw contact when he gets westbrook in the air on the foul line jumper

    • zebort

      Bugs don’t get that call.

    • Kyle Obergfell

      This is where I can’t stand fans. If it’s the Broncos it’s Tebow’s receivers causin the problems.. or everyone else.. Birdman
      is Denver’s anti-Tebow.. and just for that.. he is going to get
      blame from every hater biased with ideology.
      Bird was told not to foul. If he fouls in the last 10 seconds,
      OKC possibly gets a 3 point play.
      Other than that.. a +17.
      They were right about inconsistent..
      but this loss was any body else’s fault..
      Without Birdman.. we trail by 10 or 20 in the 4th quarter.

  • otavio

    koufos needs more minutes, faried nedds more minutes, big al has been on a slump, we really need chandler’s d

    • Greg

      Koufos could use more minutes but I was okay with Bird in the 4th

  • gk4prez

    I don’t understand why GK didn’t put a defensive lineup in at the end of regulation. Stone is sitting over there on the bench and he is the closest thing to a healthy lockdown defender that this team has, but no way was GK going to use him, he is a bit tall for a pg. Koufos plays a great game, but can’t buy a minute in the 2nd half until the birdman ran out of gas. And what good are unused timeouts? That was some terrible execution by the players and coach down the stretch in this game.

    • Jeff

      Youre not paying veterans Andre Miller or Arron Afflalo to sit on the bench while an undrafted rookie, who has played about 30 minutes in the NBA gets their minutes in crunch time. No offense to Stone, but that’s really not feasible.

      • gk4prez

        Are you saying that Miller get’s paid to play defense? It is one possession, get the stop, grab the board, call a timeout, and put the offensive players back in. It isn’t rocket surgery.

        • Jeff

          I agree to an extent, but I was thinking more put Brewer on Durant.

          • Ricardo

            I agree Karl should have used Brewer to defend Durant in crunch time.

          • gk4prez

            I can agree with that.

            • Jeff

              I also think Stone should have gotten a chance to play, but Miller was playing very well. I just don’t like the idea of Stone getting thrown in the last 2 minutes after sitting on the bench for the entire game.

    • Andrew

      I agree with you re Stone getting some time in there for defensive stops and Koufos getting more time period. Koufos should have taken some of Moz’s minutes, too.

  • http://www.verticallystripedsocks.com Craig Dodge

    That was painful. Less than a minute, up by 5. GOT to close that out. Still, an amazingly entertaining game, and there is no shame in losing at OKC, but this team needs all the wins it can get, and that one was (or at least should have been) in hand.

    The biggest issue with our Nugs is that although they have a good deal of talent, there isn’t an “it” guy. When they need someone to stand up tall, Big Al barrels into a turnover, Dre travels, or Ty passes up a shot when he needs to take it. I love this team, but the lack of a clearly defined number 1 guy hurts in crunch time.

  • http://www.verticallystripedsocks.com Craig Dodge

    Also, Durant is a beast.

  • Sam Adhikari

    Astounded by George Karl’s inability to run an actual play in the final minutes. Up 2 after Durant just hit a 3, Ty Lawson dribbles the ball for 20 seconds without even letting anyone else touch then fires up a THREE-POINTER OF ALL THINGS! When did he become a shooter? Then, with 4 secs left AFTER A TIMEOUT, Lawson gets the ball and tries to go 1 on 1 hero ball mode. Uh, he’s not Carmelo Anthony, George.

    I’m sick of teams doing this all around the league. Why can’t they run an actual working play at the end of close games? Why does it have to be one guy doing everything? Especially on a team where you don’t have stars? I don’t get it. That’s on the coach.

    • Andrew

      Yep. That and his stupid allocations of playing time are on Karl.

  • Ricardo

    The nuggets are missing a player that could consistently provide an offensive spark coming off the bench and Wilson Chandler could be that guy. Chandler is good from the outside and could attack the rim, but the most important thing is that he could defend the perimeter and the post.

  • Sam Adhikari

    We’ve now lost 8 out of last 10. The worst part is, most games that we’ve lost have come right down to the wire. Guys are playing their hardest & just can’t figure out a way to close somehow. In a shortened season, I’d rather have us get blown out in a losing effort, rest our starters, & go all out the next game.

    • Jeff

      Umm….. I wouldn’t.

    • Andrew

      To repeat what some of the others on here are saying, I think a big reason why the Nuggets aren’t finding a “way to close out somehow” is that Karl fail to give direction and coaching. Call timeouts once in awhile BEFORE the other team has run off 10-12 straight, sub in a defensive guy to get stops toward the end of games, call a play when your led has dwindled and you need a bucket badly. You know, stuff coaches are paid to do.

  • http://tskitishvillainy.tumblr.com/ TskitishVillain

    Again, the Nuggets put up the effort needed to win, and almost pulled it out despite being depleted. I’m not sure what else they could have done when Durant and Westbrook were playing out of their mind like that. But, the crunch time mistakes are just killers, especially coming from veterans.

  • Golden Fan

    Man, I don’t know what to say! The guys just look lost after building a much-needed lead which they would have not blown had they played solid basketball all throughout the game. They really are good in the running game but when it comes to the halfcourt sets, the team just doesn’t know what place to go. Having neither Gallo nor Nene is not an excuse for a team that doesn’t have a real playbook. I’ve witnessed this situation in my times as a Nuggets fan where the team made double-digit or good leads then they collapsed as if the Rocky Mountains melted due to global warming. This disease has been unsurprising to teams that don’t know halfcourt offense like the Nuggets right now. They can’t beat any team who is magnificent in the halfcourt set. The Thunder did a pretty good job on the Nuggets defensively which I already concluded since their playoff triumph.

  • Sam Adhikari

    Ty Lawson is not a pass-first point guard, and I would NEVER EVER give the ball to him with game on the line. Saw it vs Derek Fisher earlier and tonight he came up short again – TWICE.

    Nene and Gallo’s injuries are no excuse. Aren’t we the deepest team in the league? Show me another team that basically has starter-type players on their 2nd unit?

    All-star break couldn’t come any sooner. Our confidence is shot with these close losses and I just feel like we need a big break to get our players back & go strong again.

  • http://espn.com Chris

    The nuggets are missing that one guy who can take over a game, or can get calls from the Ref when a little contact is given the nuggets, don’t have either, and they don’t have an exsplosive two guard, on that play where AAA got blocked at the end of the game, a explosive two guard would have tried to dunk it, well that some that AAA can’t do.

    • Sam Adhikari

      Great point, couldn’t agree more. That’s why we need to extend our leads and not let the game come down to 1-2 plays.

    • Andrew

      I agree that the Nuggets could use those, but they also could have won this game if Karl was a better coach.

  • http://espn.com Chris

    I’m the First to Put Bill Laimbeer as the nuggets new Coach, he can bring some toughness and maybe a mean streak to this soft team.

    • Golden Fan

      That’s really true my friend. That former-center who played for the “Badboys” will be a great fit. A mean attitude encourages a team to become a great defensive team, which is something I want to make the Nuggets become.

    • Kalen

      I’ve been on the Laimbeer bandwagon for a good two years now. Nice to see he’s on the minds of other Nuggets fans as well. Although, I’m not sure if he’s still coaching these days. Last I saw he was on NBA TV. Also, I kind of got a bit worried when he didn’t land the Pistons job. I thought for sure, if he was really that good of a coach, he should have been able to land that but who knows what Dumars was thinking. I still like the fact that he coached the Shock to three titles and won of a few of his own as a player.

  • Golden Fan

    Guys like Mozgov and Koufos need to become enforcers right now. They are currently tagged as “soft” players which makes Westbrook and Durant confident about driving to the basket. Both guys need to get their classes started under Mutombo. The gameplan of the Nuggets about driving to the basket seemed useless because of a guy named Serge Ibaka. He just has exceptional timing and there’s nothing we can do except get back on defense w/ATTITUDE. They are seven-footers and they need to show toughness and attitude if they want to have successful NBA careers.

  • Charlie

    Hey guys, one thing I didn’t mention is how the Nuggets did not really double Durant. They also gave up ANOTHER layup to tie the game in the closing seconds. These are all issues we’ll take a look at in a separate post later.

    Also, perhaps it is just me but I thought the Nuggets really set the tone for an awful road trip in Dallas. The coaches expected to lose that game and as a result Denver lost three in a row while feeling good about the fact they were not embarrassed as badly as they were in Dallas.

    • Andrew

      I agree, though I would say that Karl himself seems to be setting the tone, in general, that it is ok to be losing these games. Like his comment after the game, laughing about how Durant never misses against Denver in the 4th quarter. Seriously, George? Maybe he wouldn’t make every shot if you doubled him once in awhile and/or had one of your players give him a hard foul!! When I read that I nearly went apoplectic.

  • Ricardo

    Koufos really played well tonight. He nearly got a double-double in less than a quarter of playing time. Koufos could easily be a 20-15 guy if he given a good amount of minutes of playing time. I’m going as far to say that he should be starting for the nuggets, instead of Mosgov right now. You never know, but he could be a new Jeremy Lin in the making for the nuggets.

    • Andrew

      Totally agree on Koufos starting and playing more minutes than Moz.

  • Golden Fan

    No matter how the Nuggets Nation is reeling right now, I hope Ujiri and Kroenke can figure out some things right now. The guys did make some great trades including the ‘Melo and Felton trade. I hope they figure out how to fix the Miller crisis and fire Karl. After some great performances, I pity Miller for some of their problems because I was Karl’s gameplan why he sometimes looked lost. Miller had good times in Portland where he was able to make the team look good despite being ravaged by injuries. I don’t think Miller should be traded but the ouster of Karl is much needed. He isn’t a fit for Miller. Miller’s legs have aged honestly and it needs a coach BETTER THAN KARL to make Andre play well. Now, Miller is more of an iso-player than a real-and-consistent playmaker.

    • Andrew

      I’m on the fence about Miller, but I completely agree about Karl.

  • Jeff

    After Ibaka torched the Nuggets both offensively and defensively in the playoffs, I thought they would have responded a little better against him tonight. Durant and Westbrook are gonna get theirs, and they did in a big way, but I think Ibaka changed the game even more.
    It’s kinda sad that now Birdman is officially on the trading block, he’s playing pretty solid. Just makes things a little more confusing going forward. If he gets traded, there definitely will be things he brings that will be missed.
    That 5 point possession without OKC even touching the ball was pretty awesome!!! Would have been interesting to see Hamilton get a full dose of Rudy’s minutes.

    • Andrew

      Do you think Birdman is actually playing better because he heard the rumors, or do you think he is on the block because he happens to be having a good stretch and his stock is up? I have been wondering about this.

    • Charlie

      It’s tough to matchup with him. He destroyed Kenyon in the playoffs and the Nuggets do not know what they are getting out of Mozgov, Koufos, and Faried. Ibaka has developed nicely into a solid all around player and going small on the Thunder will never work.

      I firmly believe that under Karl’s system with this roster intact, it is impossible to matchup with OKC in a series and have any chance at winning.

      • Andrew

        I (sadly) agree, Charlie. It is just not happening.

      • popex_17

        Charlie, I think that as this roster is currently constructed, with Karl as head coach, there aren’t many teams that Denver can beat in a 7 game series. I see the current top 4 teams in the West remaining till the end of the season and just being honest here, I don’t think Denver can beat any of them (if they actually make the playoffs that is).

  • Andrew

    (Sigh). This was the most frustrating game of the year to me. The Nuggets were Karled again.

    Hard to prove, but I honestly think this Nuggets team, when fully healthy, could challenge for the title…if they had a good playoff coach that knows what to do in tight games. I can only imagine what a decent defensive coach could do with the talent on this team.

    I know I’m being a broken record, but the Nuggets are not going anywhere until they replace Karl. Like Hawkins at CU, I find myself looking at these losses in a bittersweet fashion. It tears me up to see the Nuggets lose these games, but if each one brings us to the end of the Karl Era without losing too many of our players…well, then, maybe it’s for the best. Karl = nice guy + decent player developer + good regular season coach + awful playoff coach.

    Look, I know there are worse coaches out there than Karl, but I also know there are better ones, too. Why can’t Masai go and get a winner?

    • Golden Fan

      i don’t know, man. Maybe he has accepted rebuilding. He just hasn’t said it. Or maybe he’s waiting chandler to come back. For now, the team’s saving money for a contract to get chandler in. When Chandler comes in and still there’s no good results, maybe it’s team to make a move.

    • Charlie

      Execution is sorely lacking, especially because we know the team is capable of running plays and getting big stops. I could not believe how Denver worked so hard for every advantage in the second half and managed to play their worst ball in the final possessions.

      Remember Hawkins mired himself in mediocrity for his entire tenure and created a lasting culture of losing. Karl has navigated the team through very positive stretches of play this season, so there is reason to have a little hope when the schedule eases up. The Nuggets are playing better, but if it doesn’t translate to wins or Denver’s play regresses to Dallas levels again, it would then be fair to start questioning Karl’s effectiveness

      • Golden Fan

        Karl is an ineffective coach until now. No wonder that Karl-era Nuggets are “too combustible”, they win because of fastbreaks and only fastbreaks. And they run too much that they forgot to boxout and rebound. Also, they are a good defensive team at times because they sometimes gamble successfully for steals. As you see, George, steals are overrated. The stats that measure most about how good of a defensive team is are: OppFG%,OppPPG, RPG and OppRPG. Being patient on defense defines a contender, and being rebound-hungry is also one thing about a contender. And being a great rebounding team because the coach knows he has “trees” and 5 guys on the court try to get the ball is also a definition of a contender.

  • gk4prez

    The team played well enough to win and they should have won this game, but unfortunately they didn’t. After looking over the boxscore, I notice how inefficient the Nuggets were at scoring:

    Brewer 14fga =10 pts
    Moz 5 fga = 6 pts
    AA 21 fga = 27 pts
    Ty 17fga = 17 pts
    AL 9 fga = 11 pts
    Dre 19 fga = 21 pts

    Koufos and the Birdman were efficient:
    K2 7 fga = 13 pts
    Birdman 6 fga = 11 pts

    These two guys also hit the offense boards while they were in. Koufos was the most efficient player for the team, he put up 13 and 9 in only 13 minutes of action. The question is why did he only play 13 minutes in a game where he had it going?

    As for the rest of the team, they assisted well, but nothing came easy for anyone. For some reason they are making the game more difficult then it needs to be.

    For example, Lawson didn’t even get to the free throw line in this game, the ball was in his hands more than any other player, but he didn’t even get to the line. He needs to learn how to sell a foul to make life easier on himself and the rest of the team. In the last 10 games, the Nuggets are 3-0 when he gets to the line 6 times (that’s 3 fouls), and 0-7 when he doesn’t.

    Another example, early in the 4th Harrington got hot (hit two 3’s in a row) and helped the Nuggets build a 9 point lead. OKC called a timeout and when play resumed Harrington didn’t touch the ball again for several possessions. Until a team stops something that is working, why not milk it or at least go back to it until it stops working?

    In the last 10 games, the Nuggets are 60/214 on 3’s for 28% this equates out to an average of 6/21 per game. That is a lot of long rebounds and transition buckets on the other end.

    Does anyone have any idea when Nene will be over his period? By the time he gets back, it will probably be that time of the month again.

  • Golden Fan

    I do remember these games under Karl were we lost mainly because of some basics. Here are the ones I remember:
    2009 West Finals, vs Lakers, Game 1: Inbounds pass
    2009 West Finals, vs Lakers, Game 3:Inbounds pass
    2012 Season, vs Grizzlies: Boxing Out
    2012 Season, vs Thunder: Getting to the weak side

    -I don’t know if there are more games like those, but these losses I mentioned is because of Karl’s curses to this team. He should be fired no matter what.
    BTW, Here are his should-be replacements:
    Larry Brown
    Bill Laimbeer
    Jeff van Gundy
    Pat Riley

    • Ricardo

      Mike Woodson, the assistant coach of the New York Knicks right now, could also be a good option, he gives emphasis on ‘D’.

  • jc

    i know this may sound arrogant or bias but the refs terrible calls down the stretch of the game decided it

  • jc

    idk what to say this team has the talent to beat anyone in the league once wilson nene and gallo get back hopefully they can get back to winning games

  • jc

    if the nuggets fire karl who would be available

  • jc

    also koufos is a monster rebounder they should play him more

  • al68

    QUE VERGÜENZA DE EQUIPO!!!!!!!! DEFENDIENDO ASI ES IMPOSIBLE. MIEDO A GANAR. QUE PASA CON KOUFOS JUEGA BIEN Y LO SIENTA HARRINGTON ES UNA REMORA MILLER HACE ALL STAR A ANTHONY CARTER.GK A TOCADO FONDO. ESTE ES UN EQUIPO DE LOTERIA.
    WE ARE BIG LOSERS.

  • DH

    Most of the points that I wanted to make were covered by others, but I have to repeat one of them anyway… How on earth does Koufos not get PT in the second half after pretty much dominating while he was on the floor in the first half? I like both Moz and Koufos, so I’m not on any bandwagon. But last night it was clear that K2 had it going. You have to ride that when you get it, right?

    Also, although Miller had one of his better games, he was 1 for 5 on 3’s. Five 3’s??? Really? That should be a month’s worth for Andre. And my favorite, of course, was the one he took with a minute and a half left in regulation. I realize he hit a couple of late 3’s against Memphis, but he should have considered that to be extremely good luck – not some kind of new trend.

  • http://espn.com Chris

    Well the nuggets don’t have in real shooters?

  • Aaron

    Hey Guys, idk if Ya Guys Know Who J.T. The Brick on 104.3 The Fan, Hes international Not Just Local But I Heard Him Talking About The OKC And Nuggets Game, an I Heard Him Say “How Many Times Have We Seen a George Karl Team Loose A Game Like This..Ive Seen Him Loose Games Like That 20+ Times Threw Out His Whole Career at Golden State, Seattle And Denver, He Draws Up The Worst Plays And His Teams NEVER Defend Late in Games.” He Couldn’t Be More Right.

  • Ricardo

    The nuggets already has 8 first-round exits in the playoffs in the last nine years with GK as head coach and if the nuggets misses the playoffs this year after starting 14-5, it’s likely he may be fired.