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Half-assed Preview: Nuggets @ Hornets

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Published: December 29, 2006

No truth to that rumor about tonight's game being postponed, so get ready for Allen Iverson and whoever else plays for the Nuggets at the Ford Center later. It will be another tough game — is there any other kind for the Hornets these days? — as Chris Paul, David West, Peja and Bobby Jackson are all out.

Yipee!

...MCA, you can have a good meal, you can get yourself clean...

Here's some notes and stuff…

  • Iverson is coming off a near triple-double in the Nuggets' win over the Sonics yesterday. He had 44 points, 10 assists and, uh, 9 turnovers. He's scored at least 20 and dished at least 10 in all three of his games with the Nuggs so far.
  • The win over Seattle was number 800 for George Karl, and he was given a lovely jersey to celebrate. Aww.
  • You gotta love AI, though. Melo and JR Smith are still out serving suspensions, but you figure that team is gonna be fun to watch once they're all back.
  • The Nuggets are 16-10 on the season (sixth in the West), 7-5 on the road, and 2-1 with Iverson. They're averaging 108 points in those last three games. The Hornets have scored 108 or more in only two games this season, and both were losses.
  • Beyond Iverson, the only other real scoring threat for Denver at the moment appears to be lil Earl Boykins. He's scored at least 24 points in each of the last three games.
  • Actually, if not for that trade, Denver might be in as bad a situation as the Hornets right now. Their frontcourt is seriously depleted, with Camby, Kenyon and Nene all out with various ailments. Then of course the suspensions came, and guys like Jamal Sampson and Yakhouba Diawara are now starting.

Given that last point, there is a chance for the Hornets tonight. (It's the NBA, right? There's always a chance.) All we need is for Devin Brown and Jannero Pargo to play some seriously funky defense on Iverson, and it will be a great day in the life of me.

Linkage below. Tip is at 7pm CT. Kick ass, Hornets, and try not to break anything.

(Whoops, almost forgot to link up the latest Carnival of the NBA. Check it out or they'll cut off my johnson.)

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