(Boulder-CO) What else can be said other than the Nuggets are extremely schizophrenic. After playing great defense against the Spurs in a big time win last night, the Nuggets looked completely befuddle trying to defend the Jazz pick and roll tonight as they were destroyed in Utah, 132-105.
The first half defense by the Nuggets was as bad as it has ever been. The Utah Jazz were shooting a torrid 64 % from the field, had scored 77 points, and until Deron Williams heaved a last second 60-footer Utah had cashed in on 8-9 from downtown. To make matters worse, Denver was playing just mediocre offensively and were down by 23 points at the break.
Bring it in and wrap it up.
Utah ran the Nuggets out of the gym. There is no other explanation. The Jazz played last night too, so Denver can’t even hide behind the old back-to-back games excuse. There isn’t even a silver lining and you can check the box score if you don’t believe me. Up next is a trip to San Antonio on Monday night and I highly doubt the Spurs have forgotten about how things went on Friday.
A game like this leaves a bad taste in my mouth and an even worse feeling in my gut about Monday night against the Spurs…