Allen was also the game’s high-scorer with a stat line of 30 points, nine assists, and five boards. Other notable Nuggets were Yakhouba Diawara and Marcus Camby. Diawara recorded a NBA career high with 23 points in tonight’s 41 minutes of playing time. Nice to see that he is capable of bouncing back from a one point showing, but just a touch too bad that it had to come in a loss. Camby only scored eight points, but swatted seven shots and nabbed 16 rebounds. Factor in that he was mugged over the back at least four times and consider that he probably would have been good for over twenty rebounds on the night. Thanks again, Javie!
Oh, and thanks for tossing Iverson late in the fourth quarter too. I thought it was a really special touch that the one time you would blow your &#*@$%! whistle it would be for such a call after you swallowed it for everything else!
Ok, gaining my composure makes me realize that the Nuggets have no one to blame but themselves for this loss. They turned the ball over 22 times and the Sixers capitalized on said sloppiness for 26 points. Fifteen steals is basically unheard of in this day in age of the NBA, but the Nuggets found a way to cough up the leather exactly that many times. And shooting below 40% for the third game in a row also didn’t help.
It must have been sweet for Andre Miller to walk away from the Pepsi Center with a win. Miller finished the game with the double-double for the Sixers by scoring 17 points and squeezing off ten assists against his old teammates. The Sixers will probably not win as many games as the Nuggets, but nevertheless it had to be sweet for Richard, I mean, Andre.
I just don’t have anything else to write about, Nuggets fans. Until the Nuggets start doing themselves a favor by putting in lay-ups and find a way to stop giving up so many lay-ups things are going to be tough sailing.
Watching them play without ‘Melo and J.R. is starting to become one of my least favorite things to do, but what can I do? It’s a real love/hate right now and I have to endure!