Nobody said it was going to be easy for the Denver Nuggets this season and Tuesday night was just another growing pain for this young team.
The Nuggets had 25 turnovers, which just happened to be two away from the season-high – which was also set by the Nuggets earlier this season. And the 25 turnovers led to 20 points for Memphis.
What’s crazy was even though the Nuggets played bad, they only loss by three in overtime on the road. In years past the Nuggets would be satisfied to lose in overtime on the road – but not this season. There is no satisfaction for this young Nuggets squad, but once again they have a long ways to go.
- Al Harrington was by far the best player for the Nuggets. He finished the game with a game-high 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Harrington hit a pair of threes to open the second half and also had a putback basket that gave the Nuggets lead late in the fourth.
- Arron Afflalo didn’t have a great game statistically, but he actually played really well. He worked more off the ball, running on the fastbreak and wasn’t forcing his game. It also seems he is healing better
- Andre Miller has been playing great lately, and Tuesday night was no different. He scored a quiet 20 points, with some nifty moves in the paint and did an impressive job running the fast break.
- It is kind of interesting, but in fantasy basketball they said to bench Danilo Gallinari this week due to his schedule. The Grizzlies were one of the toughest teams against opposing small forwards and the Clippers and Lakers are two other above average defenders at the 3 position. And Gallinari didn’t disappoint the fantasy world, well those that benched him. He played arguably the worst game of the season, missing nine out of 10 shots and finishing the game with only eight points.