The Nuggets lost once again on Wednesday as they fell to the visiting Charlotte Bobcats 101-98. How sad. The Bobcats were without arguably their best scorer, Kemba Walker, and they still beat the Nuggets at home. The loss is tremendously disappointing, and it completely kills the teams momentum. In the Nuggets defense, they lost Nate Robinson to injury, and Ty Lawson was unable to play with a rotator cuff injury. Regardless, this was a game they could not afford to lose, but they went ahead and did anyway.
The Nuggets were without Ty Lawson in this one, but they still should have won. In other news, Nate Robinson left the game with a sprained ACL. The news is exactly what Nuggets fans wanted to hear, but it could have been worse. The Nuggs were without their top point-guards, and this is a perfect example of were they could have used Andre Miller. The point-guard depth is now a major issue, and it will be interesting to see how Brian Shaw reacts.
The Bobcats got a huge game out of Al Jefferson. The big man had 35 points and 11 rebounds. Basically, no one could stop him and he took advantage of the Nuggets poor defense. Before the game I talked about the Wilson Chandler Gerald Henderson match-up, and it Henderson who had the better game. Chandler only had 9 while Henderson finished with 16.
The Nuggets bench played well in the game last night, and that is about the only positive thing that happened. Timofey Mozgov and Evan Fournier combined for 34 points. The two players are becoming huge assets to the Nuggets and if the team continues to struggle, Brian Shaw might as well increase their minutes to see what else they can do. Also playing well for Denver was Randy Foye who had 33 points and 7 assists.
It was another ugly loss for the Nuggets last night and it appears that this is what the rest of the season will be like. Fans have witnessed a .500 team that simply can’t figure out their inconstancies. This is a disappointing time as a fan. The Nuggets leave us fans scratching our heads after every game. How can you beat the Indiana Pacers, and then lost to the Bobcats a few nights later? Unfortunately it appears that this trend will continue for most of the year. Up next for the Nuggets will be the visiting Toronto Raptors tomorrow night at 7:00.