The Nuggets put out a stinker last night as they lost to the Utah Jazz 118-103. The loss comes as a major surprise considering the Jazz were without Gordan Hayward. The Nuggets came into the game red-hot but just couldn’t get the job done. It was a really weird game since we really didn’t play all that bad. The Nuggets still scored a good amount of points, but it appears that the Jazz might just have the Nuggets number.
The man of the night was point-guard Alec Burks. He torched the Nuggets for 34 points and 5 assists. Honestly, I don’t think anyone saw this coming. Also having big game for the Jazz was Derrik Favors. Favors had 19 and 15 in the game. The stats in this game are just so strange. Without Hayward, their best player, the Jazz scored 118 on us. The Jazz played freely all night and it obviously paid off.
The Nuggets got back Wilson Chandler and he scored 12 points off the bench. It was nice to have him back, but it appears that coach Brian Shaw wants to ease him back into action. As usual, Ty Lawson had the best performance for the Nuggets. Lawson scored 23 points and was able to dish off 11 dimes. Lawson is making a strong case for an all-star bid, and he very well might get the opportunity. The Nuggets were able to score the ball, but somehow the Jazz just had control over them all night long.
So the Nuggets had their wining streak snapped by the Jazz. I’m pretty sure no one saw that coming, and the question needs to be asked. What now? What now do we make of this team? Are they legit? Who knows. In my opinion, they are just inconsistent. The Nuggets just can’t keep a solid streak together. Maybe they just over looked the Jazz last night. While I know that they are capable of beating good teams, and they showed us this by beating the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Nuggets just are not consistent. Unfortunately, if this trend continues for the rest of the season, a .500 record or lottery pick seems likely.