The short handed Denver Nuggets did the Texas-Two step and made it look easy this weekend.
Point guard Ty Lawson once again carried the Nuggets to victory as he came just short, once again, of getting a triple-double. Lawson finished with 22 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds. Since the All-Star Break, Lawson is averaging 20.7 points, 7 rebounds and 11.7 assists. While Danilo Gallinari is the Nuggets best player, Lawson is the team’s MVP and Denver will go as far as Lawson can take them.
- Arron Afflalo started the game on fire, scoring nine of his 14 points in the opening quarter before slowing down and finishing the game with 14 points.
- Kenneth Faried was a beast, once again. He dominated the glass, grabbing two boards and blocking two shots. Faried capitalized on Lawson’s ability to break down the defense and had a pair of monster dunks in the second half.
- Chris Andersen, who didn’t play in the Nuggets’ previous two games, did a solid job stepping in and grabbed eight rebounds and blocked two shots.
- Andre Miller had a baffling game, he attempted a game-high 18 shots but only made five. He also had two turnovers and five fouls, but finished with only 11 points. One has to wonder if that was Miller’s effort in getting himself traded.