The Nuggets could not get back on track as they lost again last night to the Charlotte Bobcats. I figured this could be an easy bounce-back win but that was obviously not the case. The game was back and forth all night and just like the other night against the Pelicans, the Nuggets could not step up and control the game. The loss is a killer and it looks like the Nuggets might be heading right back down the ugly path they were before.
Although the Nuggets took another loss last night their were a few positive notes. Kenneth Faried played big once again and helped the team. He just missed a double-double but was still about to post 15 points and 9 rebounds. His scoring has been a pleasant surpass for Denver. Another bight spot last night for the Nuggs was Aaron Brooks. Brooks came off the bench to score 16 points. Brooks has been struggling since joining Denver, but it was nice to see him show why we traded for him.
The Bobcats were led by the players that I figured they would be. Al Jefferson scored 26 points and ripped down 13 rebounds. He has been tough for all teams to stop this season and the Nuggets just did not have an answer for him. Kemba Walkers continued his solid sophomore-campaign by scoring 24 points. Walker has come into his own and he tore it up against the Nuggs and helped secure the victory for Charlotte late in the game.
This is a tough loss to swallow for the Nuggets. They needed this win to get out of their little funk, but like I said before, at least they are hanging with teams. They have been much more enjoyable to watch then earlier in the year because they are not getting blown out. The Nuggets will look to get back on track tomorrow against the Orlando Magic.