"We can safely begin with an assumption that the game would have been sold out and that all 19,155 seats would be filled with fans. Game five might have had a less-than-stellar turnout, but there’s little question that Pepsi Center would have been a madhouse for a game seven. "
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"Never have the Nuggets entered the first round more heavily favored over an opponent. Never have they won so many regular season games. Never have they seemed as talented or as deep. Never have the odds been better of the Nuggets advancing to at least the second round. Never have our expectations been so far from being met"
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I can't handle the Dan Patrick show. That douche is so slimy and arrogant that I just want to slap his Beats By Dres right off his stupid head. But, Patrick's a bigtime pro, which is why he can do cool things like have Mark Jackson get all butt hurt over some crap Scott Hastings said.
Thanks to 104.3 the Fan for the heads up on this clip.
A ridiculous May snowstorm has finally passed us by. The sun is out and the melt-off is in top gear. It’s a great day to be a Denver Nuggets fan and that’s what I want to be. No more analysis. No more questions. No more talk about George Karl’s job and Andre Iguodala’s contract. I’m just going to play “go with the Nuggets” at top volume, wear my New Era cap just slightly askew and count down the hours until game six begins.
After all, tonight the whole ride could come to an end. In fact, it’s more likely that there won’t be a game seven than it is that there will be. That’s a painful though, but it’s the reality of the situation. The sports books in Las Vegas have the Warriors as 1.5 point favorites. Despite Denver having entered the series as the higher seed, Golden State has swung the series in their favor. Chances are the Nuggets fly home tonight and begin their vacations. We have to be prepared for that and ready just to celebrate this season for what it was.
Tomorrow we can begin picking the Nuggets apart and speculating about the changes they will make in the off-season – or we can start making plans for Saturday night. But today let’s just be fans.
This is pretty ironic. Here's a video from a few months back of Mark Jackson telling Chris Mullen that he would stop Steph Curry in pretty much the exact same way the Nuggets decided to stop him last night.
Hypoctritical much, Mark?
Thanks to Joe Solomon for the heads-up on this gem.
Far be it for the new coach of the Kansas City Chiefs to alienate any of the city's numerous rib shacks. The rotund Andy Reid told CBS's Adam Schein in an interview that he has pigged out at fifty different joints since he arrived there and that he loved them all.
Not everything about game five was sexy, but this gorgeous steal by Corey Brewer, followed by a sensational set of passes, followed by an uncontested dunk is one of the prettier plays you'll ever see.
"Denverites have always prided themselves on their fortitude as sports fans. We’re the kind of folks who stick by our teams through thick and thin. But if that’s the case, why were there thousands of empty seats at Pepsi Center last night for a critical elimination playoff game for which seats could be purchased on StubHub for pocket change?"
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The wins the Golden State Warriors scored over the Nuggets in games 2, 3 and 4 of their Western Conference first-round series featured accurate shooting and physical play by Golden State. But, when the Nuggets won game five tonight by incorporating similar tactics, the Warriors' head coach and top star were not pleased. I post-game comments both Mark Jackson and Steph Curry complained about George Karl sending "hit men" at Curry, looking to defeat his stroke with dirty tactics. Curry even said that some Nuggets players were apologetic, saying that they would not be a party to such behavior.
Fact is, the Warriors were posturing - setting the table for favorable officiating in game six. Still, after what we all saw unfold in the preceeding games, the comments sounded like sour grapes.
The Nuggets can tie the series and force a game seven at Pepsi Center by winning in Oakland on Thursday.