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 72: Denver Nuggets at New Orleans Hornets Game Thread

In middle school science class I learned about fight or flight.  When an animal is confronted they will either step up and rumble or get out of dodge pronto.  With the announcement that Nene has been suspended for two games we will see firsthand which option the Nuggets will choose, fight or flight.  The bad […]

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 69: Denver Nuggets at Memphis Grizzlies Game Thread

The Denver Nuggets have righted the ship at home, but their last road game was the debacle in Sacramento and they still have a five game road losing streak to teams with records under .500 (Sacramento, Indiana, Milwaukee, Chicago and New Jersey). They had better turn that around tonight in Memphis.  Look for Kenyon to […]

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 […]

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 65: Denver Nuggets 95 – Houston Rockets 97

Box Score | Highlights I am not here to make excuses for the Denver Nuggets.  However, knowing the Nuggets were playing their fourth game in five nights against a hot team made victory in this game a long shot.  I think many of the mistakes the Nuggets made tonight were a result of fatigue. When […]

2008-09 Game 61: Denver Nuggets 95 – Detroit Pistons 100

Box Score | Highlights The Denver Nuggets just cannot beat the Detroit Pistons.  They dropped another winnable game on the road and it is officially time to really start to be concerned about this team.  The Pistons started the game off on fire making six of their first eight shots, and they were able to […]

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 […]

2008-09 Game 56: Denver Nuggets 117 – Milwaukee Bucks 120

Box Score | Highlights I do not understand how this team’s collective mind works.  Coming off a loss to an inferior team and playing another inferior team they play brain dead basketball and drop a very winnable game.  How can a team play three straight games of great defense and then come out and play […]