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Broncoholic3233
11-25-2012, 02:25 PM
Nuggets are 7-6 and on a nice win streak!

Let's keep it going tonight at home, before we leave for another long road trip.

Go Nuggets!!!

58_VONDOOM_92
11-25-2012, 06:11 PM
Go Missy Franklin! and Go Nuggets!

elway93
11-25-2012, 06:22 PM
Lovin the tempo so far!

Broncoholic3233
11-25-2012, 07:30 PM
Iggy is on pace for another huge game, keep it goin'!!

58_VONDOOM_92
11-25-2012, 07:35 PM
And the rout is on!

Broncoholic3233
11-25-2012, 07:36 PM
Up by 28 right now. This is by far our most complete game of the season so far.

Broncoholic3233
11-25-2012, 08:14 PM
Good easy win.

4 in a row now

Go Nuggets!!!

nic.zeman24
11-25-2012, 09:03 PM
Good win and also good to be able to rest the starters for a back to back

Houshmazode
11-26-2012, 12:58 PM
Posted November 26, 2012, 12:21 pm MT
Wait, just who was the Nuggets’ secret weapon in Sunday’s win?
By Benjamin Hochman
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Andre Iguodala, Denver Nuggets, George Karl, Kosta Koufos, New Orleans Hornets, Utah Jazz

Konstantine Demetrios Koufos, that’s who. Yep, Nuggets center Kosta Koufos was PLUS-34 in Sunday’s impressive win against New Orleans.

Here’s what’s interesting to me:

* He did so in just 21 minutes.

* He only had four points and four boards (though four blocks, too).

“Being solid sometimes is more effective than putting up big numbers,” teammate Andre Iguodala told me after the game. “Sometimes you might see a guy with a double-double – I’ve seen guys who had 20 and 20 – but that team lost and that particular player was the reason why they lost. Other times you see a guy with seven points and four rebounds, and his impact doesn’t show up on the stat sheet. I believe numbers lie a lot, actually. That was the case for Koufos. He was a big factor in the game.”

Koufos is Denver’s best plus-minus guy this season. Yes, some fans are clamoring for JaVale McGee to A. start B. at least play starter’s minutes, and while that could happen in coming months, right now Denver is going with Koufos. McGee is a highlight-reel-dunk-a-night guy, for sure. But he’s very undisciplined on the defensive end (he had another goaltending on Sunday), and he’s not as fundamentally sound, right now, as Koufy.

Moreover, McGee works well off the bench with reserve guard Andre Miller, who feeds him with alley-oops and such.

Asked about Koufos’ plus-minus success, Nuggets coach George Karl said, “Does his job. Young players who do their job are very valuable. He’s very focused and not motivated by scoring. He knows there are a lot of other things for him to do out there to keep him on the court. And he’s getting to be a pretty good defender around the basket. He’s learning to stay big, stay as a presence.

“I think sometimes, big guys try to be athletic, but all you have to do is be, like, a big board in front of the basket. And as long as you can get that done, the way the referee is going to let you bump, you can be effective. His rebounding per minute is also at a good level.”

:thumb: .

Broncoholic3233
11-26-2012, 03:46 PM
:laugh: +/- :laugh:

Houshmazode
11-27-2012, 06:45 PM
You can't argue that he's not our best center this year, way better on defense than McGee, and probably our 2nd best rebounder behind Faried.

johnlimburg
11-27-2012, 06:50 PM
He has played well. He has been good at getting blocks and has been all around solid. He doesn't offer much on offense but he does have soft touch around the rim. He will get beat by faster guys though when he is on defense but he is reliable.

Houshmazode
11-27-2012, 07:06 PM
I would love it if he was playing like he is now and he was the worst center on the team, but he's not.

Someday Broncoholic will love the Beak. :D

Matymaddog
11-27-2012, 07:23 PM
He has played well. He has been good at getting blocks and has been all around solid. He doesn't offer much on offense but he does have soft touch around the rim. He will get beat by faster guys though when he is on defense but he is reliable.

I think he is capable of more on offense than he shows. I think Karl prefers our bigs to just do the dirty work and leave the scoring up to the other guys and only take shots when wide open or on the put back.