You knew it was going to be one of those nights when it was announced that Chris Andersen and Julyan Stone were going to be in the Denver Nuggets starting lineup.
Andersen made 1 out of 4 shots, missed two free throws and started the game with a very lazy turnover. Stone wasn’t terrible, but he made absolutely zero impact on the game as the Nuggets dropped their fourth straight game.
Denver doesn’t have much time to dwell on Wednesday’s loss, they turn around and host the Golden State Warriors Thursday night.
- Teams have learned how to defend Ty Lawson and the Dallas Mavericks did a good job of keeping the point guard out of the paint and made Lawson into a jump shooter. Lawson did do a solid job controlling the game in the first half, but in the second half he was far less aggressive shooting the ball and dictating the offense.
- Nene made it a point to be more aggressive in this game, attacking the basket and was hitting his jumper. He posted his fifth double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
- Rudy Fernandez seemed like the only player on the team that wasn’t afraid to shoot the ball and he also was the only player on the Nuggets that could hit a shot. He had 17 points to lead the Nuggets, hit a pair of threes and was making things happen all over the floor.
- Arron Afflalo is still struggling with his jumper, but his competitiveness is not. He tried to take the fourth quarter over and continues to work hard on defense. It will just be a matter of time when he can get out of his slump.
Also the Nuggets may be getting some help here soon, Marc Spears is reporting that Wilson Chandler is reportedly going to sign with the Nuggets when his season in China is over.