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 […]

2008-09 Game 74: Denver Nuggets 129 – Golden State Warriors 116

Box Score | Highlights After predictably sleep walking through the first six minutes of the first quarter and falling behind the Golden State Warriors by 14 in the first quarter the Nuggets were able to rouse themselves and run away for an easy win.  George Karl called a timeout with the Nuggets down 19-6 after […]

2008-09 Game 72: Denver Nuggets 101 – New Orleans Hornets 88

Box Score | Highlights The Denver Nuggets have answered.  With their backs against the wall they chose to fight and Denver came out swinging tonight against the New Orleans Hornets.  The Nuggets utilized a consistently solid defensive effort to a 101-88 victory in New Orleans.  It is the Nuggets first road win against a team […]

2008-09 Game 71: Denver Nuggets 115 – Phoenix Suns 118

Box Score | Highlights For a big picture breakdown of last night’s game click here and go to item number two.  I will post some additional nuggets with the game stats later this afternoon. – Finally Updated – Additional Game 71 Nuggets For some reason the Nuggets had a terrible time trying to cover Grant […]

2008-09 Game 70: Denver Nuggets 116 – Washington Wizards 105

Box Score | Highlights Apparently the Denver Nuggets did not learn much from their battle against the Grizzlies.  Despite cruising to a relatively easy 116-105 win against the Washington Wizards the Nuggets played incredibly soft defense in the first quarter and allowed the Wizards to get off to a very good start. Antawn Jamison shredded […]

2008-09 Game 69: Denver Nuggets 111 – Memphis Grizzlies 109

Box Score | Highlights The Denver Nuggets 111-109 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies was a perfect example of the difference between playing hard and playing with focus.  From the opening tip the Nuggets played hard.  They understood the importance of this game and they wanted to win.  But their hard work returned poor results because […]

2008-09 Game 67: Denver Nuggets 107 – Los Angeles Clippers 94

Box Score | Highlights The Denver Nuggets supplied us with another relatively easy, but uninspiring win.  Denver cashed in on runs in the first and third quarter to cruise to a 107-94 win over the slumping Los Angeles Clippers.  The Nuggets played a very strong first ten minutes and it was good to see them […]

Offday Offerings – Replacing Dahntay?

I cannot believe I did not notice this sooner, but it just donned on me that I did not remember seeing Dahntay Jones play at all against the Thunder last night.  A quick glance at the box score shows that Jones had the DNP Coach’s Decision. Could it be that George Karl has decided to […]

2008-09 Game 66: Denver Nuggets 112 – Oklahoma City Thunder 99

Box Score | Highlights It sure was nice to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in a game that did not require a last second shot for once.  Denver was in control from start to finish, but before we get too carried away with an easy win against a less than stellar squad, let’s take a […]

2008-09 Game 66: Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Game Thread

Even without Kevin Durant the Thudner are rolling.  Jeff Green is back and Russell Westbrook, Thabo Sefolosha and Nenad Krstic are all playing well.  Even Kyle Weaver is hitting his threes. No Kenyon tonight (as I pointed out he tweaked his back on the first play of the second half against Houston), but Anthony Carter […]

2008-09 Game 59: Denver Nuggets 90 – Los Angeles Lakers 79

Box Score | Highlights Will you all forgive me?  As I am sure most of you know I said repeatedly that the Denver Nuggets had no chance to win this game.  Turns out they had a slight chance.  The only person I did see who said that the Nuggets would win this game was Nate […]

Offday Offerings – Saving the Nuggets Some Time and Effort

The Nuggets seem to think that they have arrived and should be in the mix for the coveted veterans who are bought out and/or released by the terrible teams that they are playing for.  So far there are two players who might fit that mold, Sam Cassell and Mikki Moore although neither is worth much […]

2008-09 Game 57: Denver Nuggets 76 – Boston Celtics 114

Box Score | Highlights There were three simple differences between the Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets tonight. One team played all out on both ends of the court for 48 minutes and the other did not. One team played aggressive trap and recover on ball screens and fought through on other screens while the other […]