Denver Nuggets Breakdown: Romp Over L.A. Reminds That West Is Three-Deep

November 14th, 2009 by Erick Blasco Leave a reply »
All the preseason and early season forecasts have tabbed the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers as the prohibitive favorites to represent the Western Conference in this year’s Finals.

After trouncing the Lakers 105-79 though, the Denver Nuggets reminded the NBA that omitting them from title talk would be erroneous.

Quite simply, few teams have either the offensive firepower or the defensive energy the Nuggets have, yet alone both.

Here’s the rundown on how the Nuggets do what they do.



Because Denver has terrific three-point firepower (6-for-16 at the game at hand), they generate tremendous spacing for their isolations, high and wing screen/rolls, and post ups, where double teams are quickly punished.

This is important because so many Nuggets are accomplished one-on-one scorers while doubling as willing passers.

Carmelo Anthony is Denver’s go-to-guy and has one of the most well-rounded offensive repertoires in the league. It was his 18 points in the second half that turned a two-point halftime nail-biter into a 26-point romp.

Of Anthony’s 25 points, eight came in trans ...

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