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Game 49 : Orlando Magic (17-32) @ Denver Nuggets (30-18) - 10:00 PM

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Game 49 : Orlando Magic (17-32) @ Denver Nuggets (30-18) - 10:00 PM 

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Re: Game 49 : Orlando Magic (17-32) @ Denver Nuggets (30-18) - 10:00 PM 

Post#2 » by TunaFish » Sun Apr 4, 2021 7:52 pm

It should be interesting to see how Orlando reacts to the beating they suffered last night. This season, Denver has often played down to poorer teams. I don't think that will continue tonight but I am wary of that possibility.
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Re: Game 49 : Orlando Magic (17-32) @ Denver Nuggets (30-18) - 10:00 PM 

Post#3 » by NuggetsWY » Sun Apr 4, 2021 9:14 pm

TunaFish wrote:It should be interesting to see how Orlando reacts to the beating they suffered last night. This season, Denver has often played down to poorer teams. I don't think that will continue tonight but I am wary of that possibility.

Orlando has won about 50% since the trading deadline - we can't afford to take them for granted. They traded their best players and those left are making a serious effort to show what they can do. We will not be facing a bunch of players going-through-the-motions or being generally lazy.
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Re: Game 49 : Orlando Magic (17-32) @ Denver Nuggets (30-18) - 10:00 PM 

Post#4 » by skywalker33 » Sun Apr 4, 2021 10:07 pm

I want to see how Gordon plays against his old team, I'd be after a team that kept me down all these years :evil:
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Re: Game 49 : Orlando Magic (17-32) @ Denver Nuggets (30-18) - 10:00 PM 

Post#5 » by skywalker33 » Sun Apr 4, 2021 10:24 pm

Big game as we can pull into 4th place in the Western Conference playoffs. POR is on our tail but their next two games are on the road vs LAC and UTH while LAL plays on the rd vs. TOR, MIA, and BKN. Here's a chance for us to gain some distance between those two foes, perhaps even gain on LAC.
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Post#6 » by psimanic1 » Sun Apr 4, 2021 10:35 pm

skywalker33 wrote:Big game as we can pull into 4th place in the Western Conference playoffs. POR is on our tail but their next two games are on the road vs LAC and UTH while LAL plays on the rd vs. TOR, MIA, and BKN. Here's a chance for us to gain some distance between those two foes, perhaps even gain on LAC.

We are 2 games behind LAC(with win vs ORL) and we have 2 games less played than them, so we are on a good track.. Anyone remembers what games did we miss, was it DET, CHA, something like that?
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Post#7 » by skywalker33 » Sun Apr 4, 2021 11:17 pm

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skywalker33 wrote:Big game as we can pull into 4th place in the Western Conference playoffs. POR is on our tail but their next two games are on the road vs LAC and UTH while LAL plays on the rd vs. TOR, MIA, and BKN. Here's a chance for us to gain some distance between those two foes, perhaps even gain on LAC.

We are 2 games behind LAC(with win vs ORL) and we have 2 games less played than them, so we are on a good track.. Anyone remembers what games did we miss, was it DET, CHA, something like that?


With a win tonight, LAC will only be 1 game back with 1 in hand. We'll both have 18 losses and those 2 games loom large, we could easily be in 3rd place soon.
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Re: Game 49 : Orlando Magic (17-32) @ Denver Nuggets (30-18) - 10:00 PM 

Post#8 » by FilNugsFan » Sun Apr 4, 2021 11:57 pm

Gordon vs his former team should be fun. Hampton definitely will also be extra motivated on this one.

Denver is coming from a 2-day rest while Orlando is playing on a back to back. A close game win would be disappointing, but a loss would terribly suck.
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Re: Game 49 : Orlando Magic (17-32) @ Denver Nuggets (30-18) - 10:00 PM 

Post#9 » by skywalker33 » Mon Apr 5, 2021 2:44 am

Looks like many Nuggets have taken the night off, thinking we'll win just by showing up. A pathetic 1st half so far...
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Re: Game 49 : Orlando Magic (17-32) @ Denver Nuggets (30-18) - 10:00 PM 

Post#10 » by DaFan334 » Mon Apr 5, 2021 2:52 am

This is the type of game Joker needs to get mad and take over. Annoying to see the refs continue to miss really blatant call on him but he might as well force the issue and keep taking it to the hole.
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Re: Game 49 : Orlando Magic (17-32) @ Denver Nuggets (30-18) - 10:00 PM 

Post#11 » by psimanic1 » Mon Apr 5, 2021 3:08 am

So, Denver wants to win and Orlando wants to lose, but looks like no team will get what they want xD
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Re: Game 49 : Orlando Magic (17-32) @ Denver Nuggets (30-18) - 10:00 PM 

Post#12 » by mirmil » Mon Apr 5, 2021 3:08 am

If not the worst then one of the worst halves we had this season.
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Re: Game 49 : Orlando Magic (17-32) @ Denver Nuggets (30-18) - 10:00 PM 

Post#13 » by mirmil » Mon Apr 5, 2021 3:40 am

Time to get McGee into the game. We need more than 6mins of Jokic in last Q
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Re: Game 49 : Orlando Magic (17-32) @ Denver Nuggets (30-18) - 10:00 PM 

Post#14 » by THE J0KER » Mon Apr 5, 2021 4:08 am

Without Vucevic, Gordon, and Fournier (+injured Isaac, Harris, and Fultz) Magic is arguably the worst team in the league, so -18 on halftime against such team is one of the worst first halves Nuggets played this century!

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Re: Game 49 : Orlando Magic (17-32) @ Denver Nuggets (30-18) - 10:00 PM 

Post#15 » by Mickey8 » Mon Apr 5, 2021 4:09 am

New old version of Jokic, since Gordon trade, flat out sucks, not looking to score even when he has wide open lay up's, and he expects from refs to give him some respect :roll: this is the scorers league. Jokic was averaging , 37 points against Carter this season, tonight Carter schooling him because Jokic is disinterested again , frustrating player to folow.
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Re: Game 49 : Orlando Magic (17-32) @ Denver Nuggets (30-18) - 10:00 PM 

Post#16 » by mirmil » Mon Apr 5, 2021 4:14 am

He missed on one open lay up. Every time he gets the ball he has a double team. Why wasting energy on 2 guys and potentially losing it instead of finding someone open(there has to be since 2 guys are on Jokic). It doesn't require astronomically high IQ to figure it out
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Re: Game 49 : Orlando Magic (17-32) @ Denver Nuggets (30-18) - 10:00 PM 

Post#17 » by Mickey8 » Mon Apr 5, 2021 4:15 am

Jokic had plenty of chances to score .
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Post#18 » by mirmil » Mon Apr 5, 2021 4:31 am

16 assists is at least 32 points( and lets be honest, how many 3pts did he set up for others?). He doesn't give a F for MVP race, he wants to win
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Re: Game 49 : Orlando Magic (17-32) @ Denver Nuggets (30-18) - 10:00 PM 

Post#19 » by THE J0KER » Mon Apr 5, 2021 5:00 am

4 games are very small sample, but I really enjoy how Gordon is adapted into Nuggets system from both ends. In Orlando he was forced to be a team's 2nd option, and he is not a great shooter, so his career FG% was under 45% (TS% under 55%). In Denver he is suddenly under the radar of opponents defense so he masterfully vultures easy dunks and layups and takes open 3pt shots thanks to good movement without ball and great passing skills of several Denver teammates. Thanks to such smart shots selection his current FG% as Nuggets are over 65%!?
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Re: Game 49 : Orlando Magic (17-32) @ Denver Nuggets (30-18) - 10:00 PM 

Post#20 » by U hova » Mon Apr 5, 2021 5:37 am

I see they're integrating a new set with AG as the ball handler and Jokic and Murray/Barton near the shortcorners - they initiated out of that action at least 4 times by my count.

The first 2 times led to the near-miss dunks by AG off of Jokic's passes, the third went a bit astray but ended in a Murray 3 iirc, the 4th was broken by a whistle and they moved to a different action off the inbound.

Very interested to see what unfolds, sometimes the offense becomes stagnant and doesn't let Jokic uses his read-option qb abilities so if they add more folds to this it could be a staple. It might be a return to the "make the defense trip itself" offense that made the DHO options deadly almost 3 years ago.

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