Offday Offerings – Was Standing Pat a Mistake?

I have yet to really put anything together about the trade deadline and that sucks because, well, it has passed.  The consensus amongst fans, commentators and the Nuggets front office was that Denver is playing well and should stand pat.  That is exactly what they did.  I only have two questions.  First, is this team […]

2008-09 Game 54: Denver Nuggets 101 – Philadelphia 76ers 89

Box Score | Highlights In their first game coming out of the All-Star break the Denver Nuggets failed to show up for the first seven minutes of the game, then once they decided to start playing they still appeared to sleep walk through the rest of the first half.  Lucky for them the way they […]

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 […]

2008-09 Game 49: Denver Nuggets at Oklahoma City Thunder Game Thread

Do not get your hopes up Nugget fans.  There is no chance that the Oklahoma City Thunder sit their big three tonight.  Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Jeff Green are all going to play.  I get it, you scoff at the idea that Durant, Green and Westbrook should be considered a formidable big three combo?  […]

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 […]

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 41: Denver Nuggets 88 Orlando Magic 106

Box Score | Highlights There were a lot of people who were discounting Orlando earlier in the season because they believed the Magic’s incredible record was based solely on an easy early schedule.  There is no way you can make that case anymore.  Having watched most of their victory in Los Angeles Friday and their […]

2008-09 Game 40: Denver Nuggets 119 – Phoenix Suns 113 OT

Box Score | Highlights For me the Denver Nuggets’ victory last night against the Phoenix Suns made the entire homestand.  The Loss to the Pistons still irks me like a tiny pointy rock in my shoe, but I honestly went into the game against the Suns expecting a loss.  It was not only the fact […]

2008-09 Game 39: Denver Nuggets 99 – Dallas Mavericks 97

Box Score | Highlights You can talk all you want about ugly wins, but it almost makes me sick that the Nuggets were rewarded in the win column for tonight’s performance. Before I start railing on them though I have to give a tip of my cap to Chris “Birdman” Andersen and Dahntay Jones.  In […]

2008-09 Game 39: Denver Nuggets vs Dallas Mavericks Game Thread

The Nuggets home stand carries on as the Dallas Mavericks come to the Pepsi Center for the second time this season.  The Nuggets are 2-0 against the Mavs for the first time since the 1995-96 season.  They have not won the first three games of the season series against the Mavs since the 1993-1994 season. […]

2008-09 Game 38: Denver Nuggets 90 – Detroit Pistons 93

Box Score | Highlights In my humble little game preview I mentioned that I expected the Denver Nuggets game against the Detroit Pistons would be frustrating.  I had no idea how frustrated I would be by the end of the night. The Nuggets followed the same blueprint they used against the Miami Heat.  Play a […]

2008-09 Game 38: Denver Nuggets vs Detroit Pistons Game Thread

At the beginning of the season who would have guessed that when the Detroit Pistons came visiting the Denver Nuggets that neither Carmelo Anthony nor Allen Iverson would be in a Nugget uniform? As we all know, AI will be on the court though with his new team and supposedly a new role.  Looking at […]