Saturday, November 24, 2007

Nuggets vs. Rockets: Game 14 Preview

(Boulder-CO) Tonight’s game against the Rockets serves as a real measuring stick for where this 9-4 Nuggets team is at. We have seen some really great efforts against some mediocre clubs resulting in big wins, some really poor efforts against teams with serious problems for losses, and some mediocre efforts that barely got the Nuggets out of some potentially embarrassing defeats. Let’s face it, Nuggets Nation; this is a team that once again falls into that enigmatic category because there is still just so much about them that falls into the unknown.

The Rockets, on the other hand, are also a team that can be filed into that enigmatic category. They seemingly would be one of the toughest teams in the stacked Western Conference with guys like Yao, Tracy McGrady, and the defensive minded Shane Battier, but so far are a disappointing 6-7 overall and are currently on a six-game losing streak. When asked about the Rockets recent slide Tracy McGrady said, “It's an execution problem we're having right now closing out games. Whether it's defensive execution or offense ... we're just doing a bad job of executing.” Which sounds strikingly similar to what the Nuggets are experiencing minus the losing record.

In tonight’s game the deciding factor will be which team comes out with the most energy. Both teams played last night and had to travel to Houston for tonight’s game taking away any sort of major home court advantage Houston may have had. The Rockets lost last night to the Heat in Miami, 98-91. The Nuggets won, albeit barely, at home against the Timberwolves, 99-93. I expect both teams to come out tired from having to travel late into last night , but the team that summons the most energy from their bench is going to be the victor.

Houston won two of three games against Denver last season, but the Nuggets won the lone game in Houston as Iverson totaled 36 points and 10 assists.

I apologize for the short preview, but I am not feeling well today and need to get some rest. Hopefully, I’ll be back later tonight with a lengthy game recap, but if I don’t feel much better a closer look at tonight’s game will be up on Sunday morning. Does there happen to be a doctor in the house?

Go Nuggets!

5 comments:

ThaAnswer said...

I tell you, game is currently in the 3rd quarter and its all I can do to not turn the channel. How we can get blown out like we do is beyond me. I realize we have uber injuries right now but this is disgusting. Granted these usually come on the tail end of back to backs but good Lord!

Her Highness the Li'l Mama said...

Well, I do hope your feeling better.

What a horrendous game and how can a team have only 8 assists in a basketball game...

Geerten said...

Doc, how ya doin'? Been a while since we got to enjoy one of your posts, you okay?

I hope it ain't just the Nuggets disappointing results from the last couple of days that got you feelin unwell.

Geerten said...

Doc, how ya doin'? Been a while since we got to enjoy one of your posts, you okay?

I hope it ain't just the Nuggets disappointing results from the last couple of days that got you feelin unwell.

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