The Denver Nuggets lost their 4th game in a row tonight, and they are now only one game above .500. The game was low scoring as the final score was only 89-81. This was unexpected since both teams score so many points usually. The players that I predicted to have big games did not, and this surprised me. David Lee was the leading scorer on the night with 28. The Nuggets are ice cold right now, and it doesn’t appear that they are close to warming up at all.
The leading scorer for the Nuggets was Ty Lawson with 16. He only had 4 assists, but he definitely played better than what we have seen over the past week. Wilson Chandler was one of the players that I expected to step up for the Nuggets and he did the complete opposite. The forward only had 10 points, and 2 rebounds.
However, the bench did play well in this one. Nate Robinson and Andre Miller scored a combined 27 points, and they also had 9 assists. It’s a shame that the team could not get the win when the bench contributed as much as they did tonight. Timofey Mogzov drew the start tonight and he produced. He had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Mozgov showed exactly why Brian Shaw put him in the starting lineup, and more stats should come his way.
The splash brothers did not have big games, but it really didn’t matter. The two combined for 27 points, and only hit from deep 3 times. Andre Iguodala returned to Denver to score just 12 points. He played well, but did not make a major statement in his first game back. The story of the night was big man David Lee. Lee thrived with Kenneth Faried out with an ankle injury, and he was virtually impossible to stop down low.
This game didn’t have much flash. Both teams played average at best, but unfortunately the Nuggets just played worse. The Nuggs are mired in an ugly slump, and they do not play next until friday. They will take on the New Orleans Pelicans on the road at 6:00 p.m. Hopefully with the time off Brian Shaw can come up with something to get the Nuggets going.