Sunday, November 16, 2008

Game 10: Timberwolves @ Nuggets

(Boulder-CO) In the crazy Denver Nuggets world that we live in it would only make sense for the Nuggets to come off a gutsy road win over the defending NBA champs and struggle tonight against the Timberwolves. Minnesota has not won a game since it's season home opener, has lost their last seven games since then, and that is exactly what has me worried.

The key to beating the Timberwolves is slowing down Al Jefferson. The entire Minnesota offense revolves around the big man who is averaging 22.6 and 10.1 rebounds per game. In fact, there is not another T-Wolf averaging more than 14 points or grabbing at least five rebounds per game. Furthermore, Minnesota is in the bottom five in each of the following categories: Defensive rebounding per game (27th), opposing defensive rebounds per game (25th), steals per game (27th), total turnovers forced (28th), points allowed per game (25th), three-point field goals made per game (28th), three-point field goal percentage (29th), free-throws attempted per game (29th), opposing field goals allowed per game (27th), and opposing field goal percentage (27th).

Don't slip tonight, Denver. The Timberwolves are desperate for a win and would like nothing more than to beat the Nuggets on their home floor for their first road victory of the year. Be sure to check out TWolves Blog for more in depth Minnesota coverage.
Go Nuggets!

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