Wednesday, October 22, 2008

When I'm Right - You're Right!

(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jimmy Jeong)

(Boulder-CO) I predicted, "The Denver Nuggets are averaging 103.2 ppg while the Raptors come into tonight's match-up averaging only 92.9 ppg. So, if Denver is able to score more than 100 points tonight they will earn the W. Toronto plays at too slow of a pace to beat the Nuggets if Denver shoots a decent percentage from the field."

Denver won last night, 105-94, and shot 53% from the field.


The big story from what was an otherwise meaningless game is all about J.R. Smith. Smith poured in another great performance last night consisting of a game-high 22 points, five assists, four boards, and two steals in a team-high 31 minutes off the bench. He also continues to blister the three-point line after finishing 4-7 from long distance. Six games into this preseason I have only two concerns: First, that this torrid start for J.R. will cool off come regular season. And second, that George Karl is too stubborn to start him.

There were a couple of other Nuggets that played well. From the starters, Carmelo Anthony finished 15 points, six rebounds, and a team-high six assists and Dahntay Jones added a dozen points and four rebounds. From the bench, Chris Andersen had another solid performance of seven points, six rebounds, and another pair of blocks and Ruben Patterson hit double-figure points with ten.

But the big highlight of the game came from Nene. I'll let the video evidence speak for itself.

Denver is now 5-1 and has one last preseason game against Marcus Camby and the newly revamped Clippers in L.A. on Friday.

Go Nuggets!

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