Where: Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado
When: Fiday, November 30th; 7:30 PM PST, 10:30 PM EST
Media: KTLA the CW, ESPN AM 710, NBA League Pass
Projected Starting Units:
Brevin Knight vs Allen Iverson
2.9 Points 23.7 Points
1.6 Rebounds 3.1 Rebounds
3.9 Assists 7.3 Assists
Cuttino Mobley vs JR Smith
13.5 Points 11.2 Points
3.9 Rebounds 2.7 Rebounds
2.4 Assists 2.6 Assists
Quinton Ross vs Carmelo Anthony
4.6 Points 25.2 Points
3.1 Rebounds 5.0 Rebounds
0.9 Assists 4.5 Assists
Tim Thomas vs Kenyon Martin
14.2 Points 8.6 Points
6.1 Rebounds 4.9 Rebounds
2.5 Assists 0.5 Assists
Chris Kaman vs Marcus Camby
18.6 Points 9.6 Points
13.8 Rebounds 14.8 Rebounds
1.8 Assists 3.3 Assists
Q's Key's To The Game:
1) Get Kaman involved early and show a solid post presence. By doing so, we can hopefully get Camby into foul trouble.
2) REBOUND, REBOUND, REBOUND. We have been allowing way too many rebounds in our recent games, and it won't get any easier playing K-Mart, Camby and the rest of Denver..
3) Ross frustrating Melo like he did in the playoffs and last season. We need Q all over Melo, getting in his mind while Knight is a ro******* on Iverson.
Shooting guard Cuttino Mobley practiced sparingly Thursday, after missing Wednesday's practice because of a swollen left elbow. Mobley bruised his bursa sac when he fell on his elbow in a recent game. …
Although guard Sam Cassell's strained left calf muscle will not allow him to play Friday, Cassell decided Thursday to accompany the team to Denver. Cassell said he hopes to play in the next game, Sunday afternoon at Staples Center, against the Indiana Pacers.
Nuggets win 123-107 to improve to 10-7 while the Los Angeles Clippers will drop 2 games under .500 at 6-8.
How the Clippers were able to score 100 points, I will NEVER understand. I know we are injured like crazy, along with not being very young, but the half court match up offense is not going to cut it against anyone at all with the current roster. Knight and Dickau can push the ball for us, and Maggette/Ross/Thornton/Mobley can hold down the wing positions while running. Kaman is one of the most agile bigs in the league and Thomas can knock down shots with Patterson and Williams also getting time.
Please start going to an up tempo game Dunleavy, please. Make the season at least somewhat exciting, don't make us watch your boring half court grind it out match-up offense.