The main key in tonight’s game will be for the Nuggets to score a hundred points in an offensive blaze of fury. The Nuggets have been lulled to sleep by the San Antonio Spurs this series and have not been able to hit the century mark in any of the previous match-ups. I figure the Nuggets have absolutely nothing to lose, seeing as everyone has basically pronounced them dead at this point, and if they do nothing else correctly tonight they should at least get out and run and show the Spurs what they have left in the tank.
It would also be nice for Allen Iverson to shoot a respectable percentage from the field. We all know that “The Answer” has been searching for some consistency with his shooting and the Nuggets will desperately need him to at least hit 40% of his attempts tonight. This should go hand-in-hand with my first key of tonight’s game.
Along with those two points, J.R. Smith will not be playing which should open the door for Linas Kleiza and Yakhouba Diawara. I would also like to see Reggie Evans split some time with Eduardo Najera and for George Karl to reward the player who plays with the most energy the bulk of the minutes off the bench. I figure both Nene and Marcus Camby are going to be extremely aggressive tonight on the defensive end of the floor and that could spell foul trouble for one of them; which in turn could necessitate plenty of minutes for either Najera or Evans.
Other than that, I’ll spare you all the clichés about the Nuggets facing elimination. Nuggets faithful should know what to expect out of this team, but as for the outcome, let’s just say anything could happen.