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Game 45: Denver Nuggets (26-18) @ New Orleans Pelicans (19-24) - 8:00PM

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Game 45: Denver Nuggets (26-18) @ New Orleans Pelicans (19-24) - 8:00PM 

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Re: Game 45: Denver Nuggets (26-18) @ New Orleans Pelicans (19-24) - 8:00PM 

Post#2 » by psimanic1 » Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:10 pm

I hope Malone wont make same mistake with Millsap this time
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Post#3 » by skywalker33 » Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:49 pm

Well, there a very slim chance Millsap can keep pace with Zion, so it's already a mistake.....
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Re: Game 45: Denver Nuggets (26-18) @ New Orleans Pelicans (19-24) - 8:00PM 

Post#4 » by Mickey8 » Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:18 am

Malone is dumb as rock :banghead: He has destroyed something that was working well, I wish him ,Millsap and Barton were all shipped in the same package out of Denver.
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Post#5 » by skywalker33 » Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:44 am

Looks like Millsap is doing his normal job :roll:, just as I predicted.
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Post#6 » by skywalker33 » Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:49 am

Wondering, does Malone ever have the team do shooting drills ?
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Post#7 » by skywalker33 » Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:16 am

Getting boat-raced again, maybe the problem isn't the players ?? Has Malone been just watching the NCAA tourney or something ? Not like he wasn't able to know what's coming, we just played NOP less than a week ago :roll:
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Post#8 » by skywalker33 » Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:22 am

Facu was a terrible free agent signing, as a PG no points, no assists and not leding anything off the bench....PATHETIC.
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Post#9 » by skywalker33 » Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:54 am

Five points from our bench, UNREAL !!
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Post#10 » by skywalker33 » Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:03 am

Getting HUGELY outrebounded, isn't that supposed to one of OUR strengths ?
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Post#11 » by skywalker33 » Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:09 am

Barton with ANOTHER huge game, ya think he opts out :roll: Although no one on the bench is doing crap either,
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Post#12 » by skywalker33 » Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:10 am

So, is Zeke going to lead the bench scoring with ONE SHOT ??
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Post#13 » by skywalker33 » Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:21 am

Another Jokic-rescue win, one we needed after two straight losses
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Post#14 » by Mickey8 » Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:23 am

The NBA attempted another robbery of the Nuggets tonight, this time unsuccessfully :wink:
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Re: Game 45: Denver Nuggets (26-18) @ New Orleans Pelicans (19-24) - 8:00PM 

Post#15 » by skywalker33 » Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:25 am

skywalker33 wrote:Looks like Millsap is doing his normal job :roll:, just as I predicted.


Guess I owe the old guy an apology, came back to help this team win. That said, Barton and the Bench owe our Big 3 steaks and beers :nod:
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Re: Game 45: Denver Nuggets (26-18) @ New Orleans Pelicans (19-24) - 8:00PM 

Post#16 » by skywalker33 » Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:47 am

Well, at least next game we'll have an infusion of fresh blood, this team seemed lifeless outside of 4 guys.
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Re: Game 45: Denver Nuggets (26-18) @ New Orleans Pelicans (19-24) - 8:00PM 

Post#17 » by THE J0KER » Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:17 am

BIG3 played a decent game vs Toronto but we have a blowout loss, and today they are very good but we almost lost vs another non-playoff opponent. This game proved that we desperately need big frontcourt defensive improvement, and why Gordon and McGee are even better team upgrades than it seemed yesterday! it is unfair to complain against Millsap washed defense and ignore that his alternate Green managed -17 in +/- column in just 16 minutes while Nnaji was -11 in less than 4 minutes. Together with better frontcourt defense, our bench will be better too with McGee and redirected Millsap, especially when Morris is back very soon (he or Barton will be our 6th man).

I hated this game until the last 3 minutes, but now actually I like this win. It is unusual this season we winning after losing 1st half and playing best in 3rd quarter. Another unusual thing is Jokic without double-double this season (and he played 41 minutes!), but his MVP case is still strong with games like this. Murray and MPJ were good, and while people will complain about Barton's 5pts in 37 minutes (I guess), I actually like his today performances based on the small usage rate in offense and focus on defense (including 3 blocks). Against Raptors he takes more shots than anyone, but today just 3 (Jokic 30).

Can't wait to see Gordon in games like this, no way someone like Zion would score career-high 39 points with 16-19 shooting.
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Re: Game 45: Denver Nuggets (26-18) @ New Orleans Pelicans (19-24) - 8:00PM 

Post#18 » by The Rebel » Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:09 am

How long is it going to take Malone or someone to finally call out the **** reffing that JOkic and the rest of the team are facing every night? IT is way past out of hand.
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Re: Game 45: Denver Nuggets (26-18) @ New Orleans Pelicans (19-24) - 8:00PM 

Post#19 » by NuggetsWY » Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:15 pm

Another unimpressive win - but it was a win. Malone needs to switch from a 9 man rotation to a 3 man rotation with guest appearances from Millsap & Barton every 3rd or 4th game each along with very rare guest appearances from a bench player. (Of course for most of the bench, it's not their fault since Malone won't use them any way.)

The Nuggets did not start well, but they didn't panic. They just gradually worked their way back into the game. I liked that. Too often they start throwing up lots of 3s and playing "hero ball".

On defense, I saw more switching and helping - it's been improving this year IMO.

The start of the 4th quarter saw Jokic & Murray both on the bench. Porter seemed to be the focus. I really don't want to see that in the playoffs, but I liked seeing it and hope to see more of that - because it's good practice.
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Re: Game 45: Denver Nuggets (26-18) @ New Orleans Pelicans (19-24) - 8:00PM 

Post#20 » by skywalker33 » Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:37 pm

After his past two performances, how does Barton TRY TO JUSTIFY that he's a starter ??? He's been pathetic as of late.
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