The Chicago Bulls are no joke. They're right in the thick of things in the East and tonight they came into Pepsi Center rested. But the Nuggets cut their balls off.
Chicago had no answer for the high flying Nuggets, the most fascinating team in the West. Faired, Igouodala and Lawson played like they had something to prove. And they do.
Despite all the success the Nuggets have had (they've now won eight in a row), fans keep waiting for the other shoe to drop. Is Denver really this good? Perhaps it's too soon to say, but the indications are encouraging.
Much will be learned from how the team responds to this upcoming pre-All Star road trip.