December 11, 2018

Nuggets’ 15-Game Win Streak Snapped

2013/03/26 9:58 am 200 1 comment

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With all of the attention on the Miami Heat and their incredible 27-game winning streak, the Denver Nuggets were quietly compiling a nice streak of their own, but alas, their good thing came to an end on Monday night.

Denver saw its 15-game win streak snapped in a 110-86 loss to the New Orleans Hornets, a team Denver had defeated in the two prior meetings between the squads earlier this year.

The Nuggets gave most of the credit to New Orleans, who took the lead early and never looked back.

“We played a bad game and they played a great game,” said Nuggets guard Andre Miller, according to ESPN.com. “We were constantly taking the ball out of the basket and getting frustrated. Our game plan was to trap the ball, and their point guard found the open man. They outplayed us and outworked us at both ends.”

Hornets guard Brian Roberts put in an incredible performance to lead his team to victory with 13 points and a career-high 18 assists.

“It’s crazy to fathom, having 18 assists,” Roberts said. “Guys play years and don’t have that many assists. Somebody pointed out I had more assists than they had as a team. For me to come out in my second start and do that is just a testament to my teammates making shots.”

Even in defeat, Denver has to feel good about its recent run. The franchise record-setting streak has vaulted the Nuggets into fourth place in the West, good enough for home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs if they can hang on. Next up for Denver is the West-leading San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.

 

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  • I honestly think this win streak being snapped was a good thing for their playoff hopes; the Nuggets were barely squeaking out wins near the end there, and hopefully the pressure is a bit more manageable as they try to tighten up their game for the postseason. I’m looking forward to the game against the Spurs, as they are one of the only Western Conference teams we haven’t dominated this year. It’ll be cool to watch it live; it definitely makes the bus ride a little more enjoyable!

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