Happy Labor Day!

A very happy Labor Day to our Roundball Mining Company readers! We hope you’re having a great holiday weekend, and we give a big appreciative shout out to all of you who are working hard out there.

In the spirit of doing work, here’s a list of some of the hardest working Nuggets from the 2011-12 season, who in great single game performances set their team’s season high in various categories.

Gallo had three season highs in a single epic outing against his former team:

  • Danilo Gallinari, 37 points, 1/21/12 @NYK (W)
  • Danilo Gallinari, 18 made free throws, 1/21/12 @NYK (W)
  • Danilo Gallinari, 52 minutes, 1/21/12 @NYK (W)

The Manimal was a monster on the glass:

  • Kenneth Faried, 17 rebounds, 4/9/12 vsGSW (W)
  • Kenneth Faried, 7 offensive rebounds, 2/29/12 vsPOR (W) and 4/9/12 vsGSW (W)

Somewhat surprisingly, Lawson (not Andre Miller) set the Nuggets’ season high in assists, and he (not Corey Brewer) also had the high in steals:

  • Ty Lawson, 15 assists, 3/2/12 vsHOU (W)
  • Ty Lawson, 8 steals, 12/29/11 @POR (L)

Harrington also brought the unexpected with the season high in defensive rebounds, though the field goals come as less of a surprise:

  • Al Harrington, 14 made field goals, 2/20/12 vsMIN (W)
  • Al Harrington, 11 defensive rebounds, 2/6/12 vsHOU (L)

It’s a fitting departure for the Birdman and welcome to JaVale that they share the season high in blocks:

  • Chris Andersen, 6 blocks, 2/14/12 vsPHO (W)
  • JaVale McGee, 6 blocks, 5/1/12 @LAL (L)

And finally, there was a six-player, nine-game tie for most 3-pointers made (5), which included Arron Afflalo, Brewer, Rudy Fernandez, Gallo, Harrington and Lawson.


Enjoy the rest of your holiday, everyone, and feel free to use the comments section as an open thread!



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Joel is a long time Denver Nuggets (and Broncos) fan from Colorado who's been living in Japan since the mid-90s, and blogging about the Nuggets since 2008. You can contact and follow him on Twitter: @denbutsu.
  • Slurm

    I forgot that Gallo dominated in that Knick game, he was getting to the line at will.

  • CJP32

    Brewer did hit those 5 threes in the 3rd quarter against the Grizzlies – 26 points in the 2nd Half.

  • http://Yahoo.com Def Vizion 303

    I appreciate all the hard work with the other guys out Denbutsu! Keep the articles coming

  • denvernuggets4life

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6CDuUJEunQ&feature=plcp heres a denver nuggets mix i made a couple a month ago ! give it a like … GO NUGGETS !!!

    • GK4Prez

      Nice mix, well worth a thumbs up.

  • monimo

    Watch Gallo helping Italy beat Turkey. 19points/6rebounds/1 monster block at the end of the game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuKhuD1-59s. Gallo’s playing hard and great team basket-ball.
    Kalen, Denbutsu, Charlie, Jeremy: it would be nice to have an article about Gallinari’s game during the Euro campagne with Italy :)

  • Tommy

    Oh yer Quincy is signed! Now our roster is complete


    GALLINARI is the best italian player .. ITALY is 7-0 and 2-0 vs TURKEY …..
    without BELINELLI e BARGNANI ( italy hate they ) GALLINARI PLAY MANY TIME power f. ( 4 ) and Centrer ( 5 ) ….

    gallinari and igoudala ARE THE BEST 2 and 3 position in NBA !!!