Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Bobcats smoke the Nuggets

After a seven-game losing streak, the Charlotte Bobcats took the victory from the Denver Nuggets. It came through as a very close game; final score 94-88. The game was sealed by Kareem Rush, when he sunk a three-pointer with only seconds to go in the game. This is kind of ironic because Charlotte has lost their last two games on three-pointers at the buzzer.

Carmelo Anthony scored 21 points for Denver, leading in the scoring. Martin added in 17 points. The team just seemed to not be giving its all.

"We came in and we were sluggish tonight. We fought at the end, but we just didn't have it tonight. Fatigue was the biggest key. We felt like we were playing hard, but obviously we weren't. We really need this break right now."
- Carmelo Anthony

The Nuggets go up against the Celtics next. Hopefully, their record will improve from 24-29.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Nuggets vs. Timberwolves

Kevin Garnett led in scoring with 24 points; including 11 rebounds and 6 assists. This was a long overdue victory for the Wolves. Minnesota took the victory at 98-92, ending a six-game losing streak. The game stayed pretty even throughout, but the Wolves just showed more of a hustle in the fourth quarter.

"We lost some concentration there at the end. It's hard to beat a good team on the road when you give them extra possessions at key times of the game. But give credit to Minnesota. They were really hustling at the end of the game."
- Denver coach George Karl

A bigger factor to the win came in the form of Wally Szczerbiak. Szczerbiak, who had 19 points under his belt, assisted Eddie Griffin in landing a three-pointer with only 1:13 left in play. Griffin had only come into the game during the fourth quarter and added 10 points with ease. Sam Cassell was out due to a strained hamstring.

"I saw that Melo was letting the ball go. I ran at it and ended up taking out a little girl in the first row. But I knew that Eddie was under the basket, so I tipped it in that direction and he made the play for us."
- Wally Szczerbiak