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 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 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 […]

Denver Nuggets/Los Angeles Lakers – Initial Thoughts

So far in the 2009 NBA Playoffs the Nuggets have only had to deal with players like Tyson Chandler, Hilton Armstrong, Erick Damiper, Ryan Hollins and Brandon Bass.  Not an overly impressive group, eh? Next up is Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum. If that did not get your attention, I do not know what will.  […]

2009 NBA Playoffs Round 2 Game 3: Denver Nuggets 106 – Dallas Mavericks 105

Box Score | Highlights If you are looking for a reason why the Denver Nuggets struggled to duplicate their relatively easy wins from the first two games of the series against the Dallas Mavericks I will give you three.  First Dallas played with more fire and intensity because they were at home.  They are a […]

Denver Nuggets 117 – Dallas Mavericks 105 – Additional Nuggets

Box Score I promised you these the day after the game.  Well, I have not gone to bed yet so no matter what the calendar says, I delivered! How far gone is Jason Kidd?  Exactly a minute and a half into the game he stole the ball from Kenyon Martin, drove the length of the […]

2009 NBA Playoffs Round 2 Game 2: Denver Nuggets vs Dallas Mavericks Game Thread

The Denver Nuggets have a chance to grab their second round series with the Dallas Mavericks by the throat.  If they can win game two tonight at home it will put the Mavs in a big hole.  There is only one major adjustment I can think of that will determine the outcome of this game […]

2009 NBA Playoffs Round 2 Game 1: Denver Nuggets 109 – Dallas Mavericks 95

Box Score | Highlights Once again I simply do not know where to start.  There were so many great storylines for the Denver Nuggets during their game one 109-95 win over the Dallas Mavericks I do not think I can do them all justice. Carmelo was in foul trouble for much of the game, but […]

Denver Nuggets/Dallas Mavericks Round 2 – Initial Thoughts

Before the season started I projected that Denver and Dallas would be fighting each other late in the season.  Of course, I thought it would be a battle for the eighth playoff spot, not a spot in the Western Conference Finals.  Forget the Regular Season  Just as with the New Orleans series the regular season […]

2009 NBA Playoffs Round 1 Game 3: Denver Nuggets 93 – New Orleans Hornets 95

Box Score | Highlights If you have not done so yet, look at the box score.  Look at how close those stats are.  Go right down the line and you will notice only two numbers where there is a difference of more than one or two digits.  The first is field goal attempts.  The Nuggets […]