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Gold Rush: The Wins Keep On Coming

Denver Has A Full Head Of Steam Heading Into The All-Star Break.

The Denver Nuggets have already surpassed last season’s win total and they’re just getting started!  With three wins in a row and 9 out of their last 12 the Nuggets are in good shape.

The Recap:

On Tuesday they beat the San Antonio Spurs 117-109. The game was very close all night having 20 lead changes and 10 ties but Denver put on a 4th quarter rally to seal the win.

Then two days later, they traveled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to take on the red-hot Bucks.  The Man himself went to work, Nikola Jokic racked up his 11th career triple-double but this one was different. He secured this one in less than 15 minutes, making it the fastest triple-double in NBA history. The rest of the team wasn’t slacking either, making 24 out of 40 (60%) of their 3-point shots. Jamal Murray and Garry Harris both scored over 20 points as well in route to a 134-123 victory.

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Player stats for both games can be found HERE and HERE.

The Road Ahead:

As we head into All-Star weekend the Nuggets sit at 32-26 and are the 6th seed in the West. But there is no room to let up as only 5 games separate the number 3 seed Spurs (35-24) and the number 10 seed Jazz (30-28) in the super competitive Western Conference. As I stated in my previous article, The Nuggets face some very stiff competition coming up.  With only 24 games left on the schedule, the Nuggets really can’t afford to drop to many games, but if they can sustain the level of play that they are at right now, then I don’t think we have to worry about that.

In the mean time, the Nuggets get some well deserved rest this week.

Injury Update:

Some positive news on the injury report is that Center Mason Plumlee should return by late February from a calf injury.  There has not been a set date for his return.

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Their next game is Friday 2/23 vs the Spurs at the Pepsi Center.  Tip-off is at 7:00 p.m. Mountain standard time.



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