Coming into this game, the Nuggets lead the series 3-1.
New Orleans at Denver, 10:30 p.m. ET -- The AP reports: Take it from the man who just won the NBA’s Sportsmanship Award, the Denver Nuggets’ historic dismantling of the New Orleans Hornets left more than just the losers red-faced. “In a strange sort of way, being up by that much is kind of embarrassing for the team that’s up sometimes,” Billups’ said Tuesday, 12 hours after the Nuggets’ 121-63 shellacking of the Hornets. “Only because, you play the game with integrity and you don’t want to show anybody up. But at the same time you want to play hard and you want to compete." ... Denver’s 58-point win matched the most lopsided victory in NBA playoff history, the Minneapolis Lakers’ 133-75 blowout of the St. Louis Hawks in 1956... The Nuggets stifled All-Star point guard Chris Paul, whose four points and six assists amounted to one of the worst games of his career, with waves of double teams that induced a half-dozen turnovers.
Well, seeing how this is at home and seeing how there has been no signs of life in the first 2 games at home from NO, I have to think that tonight will be the night that Denver gets out of the first round.
this series reminds me a lot about the nuggets-clippers series from 2006.
clippers win games 1/2 at home (although much closer than our games vs the hornets). we come back and win game 3 at home trying to make it a series again but blow game 4 at home by 14. then we lose game 5 at LA and its over.