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 68: Denver Nuggets 121 – New Jersey Nets 96

Box Score | Highlights I finally saw some of what I have been looking for from the Denver Nuggets during their 121-96 victory over the New Jersey Nets.  It did not last for long, primarily only in the first quarter, which kind of made it not quite as cool, but it did happen.  The Nuggets […]

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 58: Denver Nuggets 110 – Atlanta Hawks 109

Box Score | Highlights I cannot decide if I should feel good about this win or not.  Honestly I do not want to feel good about it because of the way Denver played the first and fourth quarters.  The Nuggets certainly showed more activity on defense than they did against Boston, but there were still […]

2008-09 Game 53: Denver Nuggets at Orlando Magic Game Thread

The big story heading into tonight’s game is how the Denver Nuggets have not won in Orlando since I was a senior in high school.  By the way, I am old. March 10, 1992 was the last time the Nuggets left the floor in Orlando victorious.  It took what was probably a career night from Mark […]

2008-09 Game 52: Denver Nuggets 99 – Miami Heat 82

Box Score | Highlights Between the Nuggets expected third quarter swoon and the performance of Dwyane Wade Superstar this game provided some shaky moments, but thanks to the way Denver started and closed this game it ended up being a safe victory.  It was Denver’s eighth straight win against the Heat.  I think we all […]

2008-09 Game 49: Denver Nuggets 114 – Oklahoma City Thunder 113

Box Score | Highlights I am not sure if I should look forward to playing Oklahoma City or not.  On one hand, the nip and tuck nature of these two games has been completely draining.  On the other the sweet thrill of victory puts a hop in my step and a song in my heart […]

Prepping for the Trade Deadline

The trade deadline is less than three weeks away and the rumors surrounding the Denver Nuggets have seemed to die down a little since the revelation that Denver scuttled a Linas Kleiza for David Lee deal with the Knickerbockers.  While it may be a waste of time to make up trades and debate nonexistent deals […]

2008-09 Game 46: Denver Nuggets 81 – New Orleans Hornets 94

Box Score | Highlights Wow, am I embarrassed to be a Nuggets fan after that big turd they dumped on the city of New Orleans in the fourth quarter.  I cannot communicate how frustrated I am at that performance without using words that I do my best not to utilize.  I guess the best way […]

2008-09 Game 46: Denver Nuggets at New Orleans Hornets Game Thread

Hey look everyone my ESPN colleague John Hollinger agreed to put together the game preview for today.  OK, Hollinger has no idea who I am, but you should check out his Per Diem article for today to get all the key elements of tonight’s matchup between the Denver Nuggets and New Orleans Hornets. Hollinger is very […]

2008-09 Game 45: Denver Nuggets at Memphis Grizzlies Game Thread

The Memphis Grizzlies are in the midst of a league worst nine game losing streak.  Even the Washington Wizards only have a three game losing streak.  They will have their third head coach in their last four games as Johnny Davis filled in for two games while newly hired head coach Lionel Hollins could psyche […]

More Thoughts from the Thrashing of the Jazz

Additional Game 44 Nuggets   J.R. Smith set the tone for the game right off the bat as he attacked the rim over and over.  Both in transition and off of a diagonal screen and roll where J.R. would receive the ball well beyond the three point line on the left side and get a […]

2008-09 Game 44: Denver Nuggets vs Utah Jazz Game Thread

Once again the Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz face off with both teams missing an all-star.  Carmelo Anthony will miss his eighth straight game for the Nuggets and Carlos Boozer will miss his 32nd straight game for the Jazz. Paul Millsap has put up huge numbers in Boozer’s absence putting up over 18 points and […]

2008-09 Game 43: Denver Nuggets 118 – Sacramento Kings 99

Box Score | Highlights Tell me you weren’t freaked out when the Kings were up 34-24 early in the second quarter.  Denver was coming off of a very frustrating loss the day before and they looked flat and disinterested.  I kept thinking to myself that they could not let Houston beat them twice.  I wish […]

2008-09 Game 42: Denver Nuggets 113 – Houston Rockets 115

Box Score | Highlights Things in my home that nearly met their demise over the last couple of minutes of the game between the Denver Nuggets and Houston Rockets: My shoe that I spiked on the floor The wall my shoe hit The light that my shoe almost hit after it bounced off the wall […]