Of course, Denver won against the laughing-stock of the NBA, known as the Charlotte
Pussycats Bobcats, this would have been more of a story if the Nuggets had lost to the idiocy known as Charlotte. Although, I must add, there was a point in the game that it appeared that Denver was going to lose to the aforementioned ‘team.’ THANK GOD that did not come to pass, or I may have resorted to a bottle of Patron, and a visit to a local dealer off of Colfax to cure that pain.
Denver wrangled a win in Charlotte; 99-88.
My game ball goes to the Charlotte Bobcats for being so awful. I appreciate the continued success at failing at professional basketball, fellas. Really.
I’m not JUMPING UP AND DOWN about this win. Yes, a win is a win, but it’s the flipping Bobcats, an 11 point win isn’t something to feeling enthused about. I would have much rather have seen a 20+ point win, but given the Nuggets of late; I should really be satisfied with this win.
A Denver win tonight with a Utah loss has Denver in that 8th seed positioning again, but how long it will last will depend on how much Coach Karl wants it and more importantly how much of that fire burns deep within the Mile High crew. No, I’m not talking about any sort of heartburn, either. Utah faces the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday (back-to-back for both teams) so a loss from Utah would aid Denver’s playoff positioning greatly.
Arron Afflalo led the Denver Nuggets with 19 points on 7-for-12 shooting, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. This is one of the more memorable games that AAA has had this year, especially in reflection to his stat line. He had an ALL-AROUND game Friday night, and was remarkably aggressive. Corey Brewer contributed 17 points, off the bench, on 7-for-11 shooting. Per usual, Brewer had an insane amount of energy, penetrated, and found his offensive niche.
Andre Miller, was a fresh of breathe air Friday night, as he was a ball distributor, played defense, took a charge and dropped 9 pretty dimes. JaVale McGee had some sexy blocks, but his overall performance, only 3 rebounds, left a salty taste in my mouth. He is a 7-footer and 3 rebounds is NOT going to cut it in any way, shape or form. Kenneth Faried had some pretty dunks and this one particular block that made me hear angels sing. Yes, it was that spectacular that, me, being rather devilish, heard angels sing. He still has issues, defense down the stretch, but that comes with wheeling and dealing as a rookie.
One STRIKING negative: 25 FLIPPING TURNOVERS!!! 25!!!! The majority of the game was a sloppy, defunct, hot mess and let’s be frank, if this WAS NOT the worst team in the league, I would be blogging about an embarrassing loss to Charlotte.
Things Denver Did Well:
- Out Rebounded Charlotte; 49-34
- Paint Points; 58-38
Yeah, that’s about it.
Denver CAN make a playoff push in these final games, if they revert to Nuggets basketball versus the losing basketball style they have shown us as of late.
Get back to the basics, boys.