There has been numerous big wins for the Denver Nuggets this season.
They have beaten the always hyped Miami Heat by 13 points at home, they went on the road and beat the previously-undefeated at home Philadelphia 76ers in overtime, they beat Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks in overtime at Madison Square Garden. However, Thursday night’s victory over the Los Angeles Clippers may have taken the cake.
Not only was the win on the road in Los Angeles, it was also over arguably the hottest team in the NBA. The Clippers had won their previous four games and had won nine of the last 12 games. It was also only the Clippers third loss at home this season.
Of course to celebrate the win, the Nuggets now have to travel back snowy Denver to face the Los Angeles Lakers and then Denver must go on the road to face the Portland Trailblazers, who are 10-1 at home.
- Danilo Gallinari rebounded from his poor outing against the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday and led all scorers with 21 points, hitting 7 of 10 shots and was perfect from behind the arc – hitting all five of his treys. He also had six rebounds and four assists.
- Ty Lawson picked up the pace for the Nuggets and scored 18 points. He was non-stop energy and never took his foot off the glass to help the Nuggets win by 21 points.
- Arron Afflalo may have played his best game of the year. He spent most of the game chasing All-Star point guard Chris Paul all around the floor and really got under Paul’s skin. Afflalo’s offensive game finally is starting to come around, he finished with 15 points, hitting all eight of his free throws.
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