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Game 43: Denver Nuggets (25-17) @ Orlando Magic (14-28) - 7:00PM

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Game 43: Denver Nuggets (25-17) @ Orlando Magic (14-28) - 7:00PM 

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Re: Game 43: Denver Nuggets (25-17) @ Orlando Magic (14-28) - 7:00PM 

Post#2 » by NuggetsWY » Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:20 pm

Jokic vs Vucevic --- an interesting matchup
Millsap vs Gordon - could be a critical matchup
Porter vs Aminu --- Aminu is a good defender, but Porter only needs half-a-second ...
Barton vs Fournier - Fournier will take advantage of every lapse Barton has; I suspect Fournier will score over his 20 ppg average
Murray vs Carter-Williams - Carter-Williams is the type of player that can slow Murray down --- if Murray allows it --- will he?

Unless Denver takes the matchup seriously, they might find points hard to come by
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Re: Game 43: Denver Nuggets (25-17) @ Orlando Magic (14-28) - 7:00PM 

Post#3 » by GeorgeSears » Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:34 pm

Excellent 1st quarter.
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Post#4 » by psimanic1 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:46 pm

Evan showing off for Denver, can we just give him his jersey back?
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Re: Game 43: Denver Nuggets (25-17) @ Orlando Magic (14-28) - 7:00PM 

Post#5 » by skywalker33 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:52 pm

Evan's audition shows he wants out of ORL, and my suppositions about AG seem spot on.
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Post#6 » by GeorgeSears » Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:59 pm

Fantastic first half for the Nuggets. 9 steals, 5 blocks, 17 assists. Only thing missing was the FTs.
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Re: Game 43: Denver Nuggets (25-17) @ Orlando Magic (14-28) - 7:00PM 

Post#7 » by THE J0KER » Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:13 am

Great team response after very bad first half in games vs Bulls and Pelicans. Nothing new in Denver scoring 60+ in a half, but passionate defensive with all these steals and blocks limiting Orlando under 40 makes the difference. We scored 40 points from the paint already in 1st half!
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Post#8 » by skywalker33 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:26 am

Gawd, what goes on in the locker room leading into those 3rd periods ???
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Post#9 » by GeorgeSears » Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:37 am

The 3rd quarter woes continue... Too many turnovers.
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Re: Game 43: Denver Nuggets (25-17) @ Orlando Magic (14-28) - 7:00PM 

Post#10 » by Mickey8 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:37 am

Barton is such a bum :roll: Can't stand his chucking and bad decisions with the ball, I hope he gets traded by Thursday.
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Re: Game 43: Denver Nuggets (25-17) @ Orlando Magic (14-28) - 7:00PM 

Post#11 » by THE J0KER » Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:42 am

Another very bad 3rd quarter this season, but that halftime lead was just too big. But problem is that bad game continues at the beginning of the 4th too.
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Post#12 » by psimanic1 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:14 am

MPJ and Gordon were talking at the end of the game, Gordon told him he is just going to pick up his bags and he is on a bus for Toronto game :P

Just kidding, but he was showing him something like that, like when you are finishing pickup game and saying hey im just gonna get my stuff and we can leave lol
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Post#13 » by GeorgeSears » Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:14 am

Luckily, the Nuggets found a way to still win by 10+ but that 3rd quarter was just awful. They have to stay more focused.
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Re: Game 43: Denver Nuggets (25-17) @ Orlando Magic (14-28) - 7:00PM 

Post#14 » by Mickey8 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:31 am

Barton sucks, sole reason why Orlando got back into the game, he stalled the offense,completely .
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Re: Game 43: Denver Nuggets (25-17) @ Orlando Magic (14-28) - 7:00PM 

Post#15 » by skywalker33 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:00 am

Nice to see NOP putting it to the Lakers, I love it when that happens
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Post#16 » by The Rebel » Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:33 am

Watching Fournier I do not understand why people think he is such a good fit on this team, his defense is bad and he is just as much of an iso player as Barton is.

Maybe it is just me but Barton seems to playing like a guy about to be traded.

It was a hard game to watch, especially after the 1st quarter it just seemed like we lost focus until the last 8 minutes or so of the game. It felt like we were just toying with them the whole time.
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Re: Game 43: Denver Nuggets (25-17) @ Orlando Magic (14-28) - 7:00PM 

Post#17 » by skywalker33 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:53 am

The Rebel wrote:Watching Fournier I do not understand why people think he is such a good fit on this team, his defense is bad and he is just as much of an iso player as Barton is.

Maybe it is just me but Barton seems to playing like a guy about to be traded.

It was a hard game to watch, especially after the 1st quarter it just seemed like we lost focus until the last 8 minutes or so of the game. It felt like we were just toying with them the whole time.



Agreed about Barton, he's gotta know his name is being bantered around. And while Fournier is as much of an iso player, at least it feels like he's more efficient than Barton, less hero-ball
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Re: Game 43: Denver Nuggets (25-17) @ Orlando Magic (14-28) - 7:00PM 

Post#18 » by NuggetsWY » Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:59 am

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Barton vs Fournier - Fournier will take advantage of every lapse Barton has; I suspect Fournier will score over his 20 ppg average
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Fournier scored 31 points and he only averages around 20-21 ppg. It would be nice if we could replace Barton with someone who actually plays reasonable defense or even barely adequate defense

Millsap 18 min 1-2 FG 3 reb :banghead:
Barton 2-7 3pt - a couple games in a row - seems like the more he wants to impress people, the worse he plays

Murray took 21 shots but seemed hesitant on many chances - I do hope he understands he has a green light (at least I think he does)

A win, but not very impressive against a team that has won about one out of three games this year
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Re: Game 43: Denver Nuggets (25-17) @ Orlando Magic (14-28) - 7:00PM 

Post#19 » by psimanic1 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:00 pm

One more issue I see us having in the POs, Nnaji.. I'm sure, if we dont make some trade that will move Millsap from starting lineup, that Malone will try to go with Nnaji in POs when he finally sees that Millsap cant play on that level, and we will again have same issue as with Porter and Bol last year, where you can see they needed more RS playing time, to be able to give you something in POs...
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Re: Game 43: Denver Nuggets (25-17) @ Orlando Magic (14-28) - 7:00PM 

Post#20 » by The Rebel » Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:19 pm

skywalker33 wrote:
The Rebel wrote:Watching Fournier I do not understand why people think he is such a good fit on this team, his defense is bad and he is just as much of an iso player as Barton is.

Maybe it is just me but Barton seems to playing like a guy about to be traded.

It was a hard game to watch, especially after the 1st quarter it just seemed like we lost focus until the last 8 minutes or so of the game. It felt like we were just toying with them the whole time.



Agreed about Barton, he's gotta know his name is being bantered around. And while Fournier is as much of an iso player, at least it feels like he's more efficient than Barton, less hero-ball


Fournier as the 6th man makes some sense, he is a better scorer than Barton, but not even the defender that BArton is. Yet I see people talk about how we need him to start at SG, which is a huge mistake if you ask me.

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