Tonight the Nuggets square off with the defending champion Miami Heat. The Heat are coming off a fourth quarter collapse, and loss, against the Rockets and have shown signs of struggle to be consistent so far this year. Not that the Nuggets are just dominating either, but Carmelo is averaging 29.4 points per game and Denver has four other players, and two posting 9.5 ppg, averaging in double digits.
The aspect of tonight’s game that I think plays the most pivotal role is scoring, (rocket science, I know). The Nuggets come into tonight’s game third best in the NBA in points scored per game at 105.4. The Miami Heat on the other hand are dead last only scoring 88.3 a night. If the Nuggets can push the tempo, tire out Shaq and the rest of the aging Heat, they should find themselves in great shape to win their third straight.
Time to earn some respect, Nuggets. Kenyon is gone, which if last season is any indication is a good thing, and everyone is counting you out. Go out and get one tonight boys!