What hasn’t caught the attention of the NBA media as much as it should is the Denver Nuggets current win streak which sits at 15 games. Due to the Miami Heat’s record breaking streak, it has drawn a lot of the attention away from the Denver Nuggets. On Saturday, the Nuggets hosted the Kings to try and get 15 games straight, which they would end up doing. The Nuggets would defeat the Kings 101-95.
In this game, Ty Lawson would not play. This was the coach’s decision to sit him out of this game. Without him, Andre Miller was able to step up into the starting line-up and lead the Nuggets squad to victory. Even though Miller didn’t have the best game of his life, he still managed to dish out 5 assists, and score 11 points for the Nuggets was they beat the Kings.
Let’s talk big men for a moment. Kenneth Faried, standing at 6 feet 8 inches tall, is kind of undersized for the power forward position, but he isn’t fazed by what people say. When I hear someone say that a player is undersized, the first thought that comes to my head is that they wouldn’t be able to rebound as well as they should. For Faried, he doesn’t have this problem. In this game, he was able to grab 9 rebounds and score 17 points for the Nuggets squad, giving him the spotlight for this game.
The Nuggets will travel to New Orleans to take on the Hornets on Monday to try to extend their streak to 16.