A must win?


It’s hard to find a worst case scenario for the Denver Nuggets, who should be celebrating a 2-1 lead. However, instead of that the Nuggets arrogance has come out once again. Where they think they can win one-on-one and do their own things on defense. One of these days they will wake up, but when they do it will most likely to be too late.

Starting the series, one might think can the Jazz play any better? But somehow they continually keep getting better, during Game 1 the Jazz shot .547 percent and had 113 points and in Game 2 the Jazz shot another godly number at .529 and had 111 points and in Game 3 the Jazz didn’t shoot as well but only had seven turnovers.

And Paul Millsap has outworked and outsmarted the Nuggets bigs, averaging 18.3 points and 11.3 points a game. One of these days the Nuggets will realize he is on the floor:

  • GAME 1: 15 points and 10 rebounds
  • GAME 2: 18 points and five rebounds
  • GAME 3: 22 points and 13 rebounds

It’s not like Denver didn’t help Utah out, when the tough got going the ball stopped moving and we saw a stagninent offense.

How does a team go from scoring 126 points to 93 points, well numerous things

  • They had 29 assists in Game 1 to 12 in Game 3
  • Only eight turnovers in Game 1, 14 in Game 3
  • Game 1, Nene had 10 shot attempts to four in Game 3
  • Six players scored in double-figures, compared to two in Game 3

Even in the first quarter of the game it looked like the Nuggets figured it out, they started feeding the post early and let their shots come off of that. However, the rest of the game they abandoned the big men and tried to run and gun their way back into the game.

Hopefully, they can figure it out before it gets too late.

Tags: Denver Nuggets Nene Paul Millsap Utah Jazz