The Nuggets lost to the King last night by a score of 109-95. The Nuggets were winning by 4 at the half, but just could not hold on to the lead. They struggled to score the ball in the second half, and that is what ultimately doomed them. It’s a shame because the Nuggs were looking really solid in the first half, but their defense obviously broke down. The loss hurts, and the Nuggets are clearly heading down the path of tanking.
The bench struggled except for Evan Fournier who posted 27 points. The team has been struggling without Ty Lawson, but Fournier stepped up and delivered. He was 4 for 5 from behind the arc, and he is pushing to get put into the starting line-up. Also playing well for the Nuggets was Randy Foye. He has turned out to be a great signing for the Nuggets, and has been one of the only bright spots this season. Foye also scored 27 points and had 6 rebounds.
On the other hand, the Kings did not have any issues scoring the ball. Newly acquired Rudy Gay went off for 32 points, and DeMarcus Cousins scored 27. We all knew that these two would have good games, but they did more than that. A player who has been surprising and really fun to watch this season has been Isiah Thomas. He scored 33 points and handed out 6 dimes. The Kings appear to be a team heading in the right direction.
It is getting really disappointing in Denver. The team might as well make a full effort to tank. They are struggling to score and play defense. Brian Shaw has a lot of work in front of him to turn things around. Up next for the Nuggets is the Portland Trail Blazers tomorrow night. Be sure to follow along @Nugg_Love.