Denver Nuggets’ Soft Schedule Should Mean Separation in the Northwest

November 23rd, 2009 by Rich Kurtzman Leave a reply »
The Denver Nuggets (9-4) sit slightly ahead of the surging Portland Trailblazers (10-5) atop the NBA’s Northwest division. And while the Nuggets have been on top of the Northwest since the beginning of the season, the Trailblazers have won eight of their last 10 games and are right on Denver’s heels.

Luckily for the Nuggets, their next five games present a schedule as soft as velvet pillows—meaning if Denver can capitalize, they should be able to stretch the lead in the division.

Denver starts their stretch of sorry opponents against the saddest NBA team in 2009, the New Jersey Nets, who have yet to win a game at 0-13. Another number that bodes well for the Nuggets is 5-0, the perfect record that the team maintains at home thus far in 2009. Denver looks to build that number to 6-0 on Tuesday, as they play the Nets in the Pepsi Center at 7 p.m. MT.

Following the Nets, the easy road continues for the Nuggets as they play at Minnesota Wednesday, the Nortwest’s cellar dwellers, then back at home to face New York, Minnesota again, and Golden State. The five teams don’t even have as many wins combined as the Nuggets do on their own, as th ...

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