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Game 11 : Denver Nuggets (5-5) @ Brooklyn Nets (5-6) - 7:30 PM

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Re: Game 11 : Denver Nuggets (5-5) @ Brooklyn Nets (5-6) - 7:30 PM 

Post#21 » by THE J0KER » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:43 am

70 points in the first half but just 46 in the 2nd. Nets are 61% from the field including 50% for 3pt.

Nets beat Nuggets 41-32 in rebounds, Hartenstein with good rebounding should play all minutes Jokic was on the bench, he is with a reason today Nuggets player with highest +/-. Denver played only 3 minutes today with a 4-guards lineup, but without reason and with a negative net rating.

Something is wrong with Murray, it is not just legs. He is a 90% free throw shooter, but this season so far just 76%. He scored 20p, not bad, but zero rebounds and the opponents' PG is anonymous Brown, who shoot today FG 8-11, which is unacceptable for a player we hoped this season to be an all-star player. It is not that we played vs Knicks or 2nd unit of Sixers so nobody cares.

Jokic is great again, flirted with quadruple-double with career-high 7 steals, but Durant was even more impressive. Losing Grant will make our games vs teams with elite forwards a nightmare. 34-9-13 Durant (12-18FG) toyed everyone today, except Bol Bol in 1st quarter. But when Bol suffers 2nd foul Malone of course benched him instead to encourage him to continue to intimidate Durant. So what if with such a game he would be fouled out after 20 minutes, but in the rest of the game, he was too careful to not get any foul, so KD toyed him too.

Barton has offensively the almost perfect day with impressive 6-8 3pt, FO should use momentum and try to trade him in the next 24 hours. Morris was also super efficient today, but also far from perfect in defense. The worst player today was Dozier (not his fault), inefficient in offense but hopeless vs much taller Durant, but Malone gives him 27 minutes, but still, the overall biggest disappointment is Murray.
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Re: Game 11 : Denver Nuggets (5-5) @ Brooklyn Nets (5-6) - 7:30 PM 

Post#22 » by THE J0KER » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:02 am

BTW losing to ring contenders Nets is not a big problem. The real problem is losing two games vs Kings...

But still, despite the before the game I called it a 50-50 game, it is painful to lose against anybody after +18 in 2nd half. We are very proud of last season's record in tied games, but this season so far we losing it again and again.
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Re: Game 11 : Denver Nuggets (5-5) @ Brooklyn Nets (5-6) - 7:30 PM 

Post#23 » by The Rebel » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:21 am

While many will praise Barton's offensive game, Levert, Brown, and then Durant had no trouble with his defense or should we say lack of defense.

Someone needs to teach Dozier to read scouting reports, he bit on every pump fake on the perimeter all night. Levert and those guys are usually slashers.

Durant struggled against Bol early but figured him out by the 2nd half, Bol is just not ready to be trying to guard Durant. Why when Dozier has been getting all the minutes at backup SF and Campazzo has played well at backup SG would you move Barton to SG and start Bol? Morris and Murray can play together why not start Morris? He wouldn't have been worse on defense tonight.

We lost the lead for the last time when Malone went **** small again, what is his fascination with going small?

This is a different game with either Harris or MPJ, and we wasted one hell of a game by Jokic. Something is off with the entire team, and it is not just Murray trying to play through injury. It seems like nobody is on the same page.
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Re: Game 11 : Denver Nuggets (5-5) @ Brooklyn Nets (5-6) - 7:30 PM 

Post#24 » by Richard Miller » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:51 am

Well, look at the bright side, KD was playing like the playoff MVP, the whole Nets team was shooting out their minds and they still barely squeaked past the Nuggets. I hope just they don't need the whole season to figure it out.
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Re: Game 11 : Denver Nuggets (5-5) @ Brooklyn Nets (5-6) - 7:30 PM 

Post#25 » by NuggetsWY » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:25 am

skywalker33 wrote:
THE J0KER wrote:90-90 after nightmarish 20-36 third quarter. KD turned into GOAT level (Dozier is just undersized) while Jokic does not follow him this quarter. Both teams are on 50% for 3pt so far... a great offensive game.

3rd quarter has been the bane of this team for quite a while now, seems Malone needs to learn to keep this team on it's game better.

11 games - Nuggets outscored the opponent 9 times in the 1st quarter - 6 times in the 2nd & 4th but only 4 times in the third and lost both overtimes
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Re: Game 11 : Denver Nuggets (5-5) @ Brooklyn Nets (5-6) - 7:30 PM 

Post#26 » by Johnny Firpo » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:20 pm

It's so frustrating to watch this team. They can dominate a great team and look like they will finally take the next step and become a consistent team, only to completely crap the bed in the next quarter. There is no one else in the NBA that has these kind of highs and lows, than the Denver Nuggets (my second favorite team).
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Re: Game 11 : Denver Nuggets (5-5) @ Brooklyn Nets (5-6) - 7:30 PM 

Post#27 » by Mickey8 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:01 pm

This was another game this season where Jokic was the big part to blame for the loss, he has stopped to play in the second half, he was horrible on the defensive end, it seemed everyone scored over him with an ease , he wasn't the threat offensively at all in the second half until he scored 5,6 points late in the 4th quarter, he didn't rebound etc. I don't see him as the MVP candidate at all so far this season, on the other side we saw what the MVP candidate looks like, willing his team to a win.
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Re: Game 11 : Denver Nuggets (5-5) @ Brooklyn Nets (5-6) - 7:30 PM 

Post#28 » by skywalker33 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:49 pm

Johnny Firpo wrote:It's so frustrating to watch this team. They can dominate a great team and look like they will finally take the next step and become a consistent team, only to completely crap the bed in the next quarter. There is no one else in the NBA that has these kind of highs and lows, than the Denver Nuggets (my second favorite team).


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