Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Everybody Scores as Nuggets Win Again

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
(Boulder-CO) On Monday night against the Cavaliers, everybody who played scored except for Von Wafer. Tonight against the Blazers, Von got his bucket. And they came in abundance for everybody as the Nuggets bullied the Blazers, 110-93, to extend their current winning streak to four games.

The Denver defense in the first half was fantastic and from there good things happened for the Nuggets. Portland was being held to jump shots that weren’t falling and finished the half with only 38 points on 16-43 from the field. It also didn’t help Portland’s cause that they were 2-11 from three and 4-7 from the free-throw line.

Denver, on the other hand, looked like they are having a lot of fun.

The Nuggets, led by Carmelo’s Anthony’s 16, scored 52 points in the half as they seemingly put the game into cruise control and never checked the rear view again.

Carmelo would finish as the game’s high scorer with 25 points, four assists, four rebounds, and a steal. AI added another 20 points, seven assists, two rebounds, a steal, and a block. Kenyon chipped in with numerous exciting dunks adding up to 14 points to go along nicely with his four rebounds, two steals, two blocks, and single assist. Linas Kleiza and J.R. Smith each dropped ten. Eduardo Najera scored eight and grabbed six rebounds. The Yak notched seven. Marcus Camby and Mike Wilks both scored five, with the Captain also grabbing 13 rebounds and snuffing out five shots. Bobby Jones found four. And yes, Von ‘Nilla” Wafer rounds out the entire roster with a deuce for good measure.

Whew! Talk about a box score.

When the last time a Nuggets team had every player that played in a game score was I can not be sure of, but I sure did like watching everyone get in on tonight’s action.

Even Coach George Karl passed a milestone by winning his 127th game with the Denver Nuggets which moves him into third place all-time in franchise history for wins. He now is trailing only Dan Issel in second with 180 wins and Doug Moe at 432, legendary, victories.
And as always,

“In Doug Moe, We Trust”
Go Nuggets!


Tyler said...

Minus the Nuggets 3 point shooting, best game of the year. Look at %'s for both teams; great job on offense, even better on D. Let's go Nugz.

Commish CH said...

Watching the game last night, the brass made a good decision in letting Blake go. No way is he worth the coin POR gave him. We'll see a huge upgrade in Atkins (Chucky, not Garret) when he gets in there. Although, I bet Garret could ball too.

btalk said...

Hey Nugg Doc, nice game summary. The Nuggs looked interested in playing team ball once again, and it looked like KMart must have gotten the memo that his shooting range is from the charge arc in! Gotta love Kleiza...and for now, someone has bought J.R. a clue.

aeneas said...

thats a great article by shoals about melo, lebron and jr smith

johnnyquest said...

I really like the boost of jr and linas off the bench. Last years bench wasnt the greatest in the world but this year is looking pretty good. Not to mention bobby jones and Nene too, soon enough. Keep up the good work

mrD1968 said...

Great D against a weak team. D-Fense wins championships and the Nuggs are on their way.

More improvement needed though.

team chemistry seems to be jelling and unselfish plays will help.

JR is passing great, however I'd like to see a fake or two and have him go hard to the hole and draw fouls as well.