The Nuggets probably can't keep up with the Warriors in a full seven-game series, but do you really put it past them to win a game at Pepsi Center 130-125?
When matched up against the best team in the league, the Nuggets were not stunned. You see, ESPN was too busy running an ad for Taco Bell's Quesarito - a fine addition to the fast food joint's menu, we must admit - to show Denver's pick.
It was one of those nights for Stephen Curry and the Warriors. Instead it was the Nuggets. "We were trying to get one more".
The opening three quarters featured a slew of head-scratching Golden State bloopers. By the time the Warriors headed to intermission trailing by 25, they had surrendered 16 three-pointers.
Brook Lopez and Spencer Dinwiddie each had 17 points as the Nets lost their 13th straight overall and 15th straight at home to set a new franchise record for futility. In the ultimate break from its blueprint, Golden State gave up a flurry of driving lanes and clanked three-pointer after three-pointer. And for them to play at the level they played at tonight.More news: The Growth Forecast For Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK)
After a loss to the Denver Nuggets on Monday night, Kevin Durant told the home crowd exactly what he thinks. I'm more excited about where this team is going, not just this season but beyond. Following their big Warriors win the Nuggets picked up their 25th victory of the season. Denver made the Warriors look like the furthest thing from a top team.
The Warriors, who trailed by as much as 27 before halftime, rallied to get within nine in the fourth quarter (109-100, 7:29 remaining) but could not close the gap.
MAGIC 116, HEAT 107- Evan Fournier scored 24 points, Elfrid Payton added 20 off the bench and Orlando beat Miami to snap a four-game losing streak.
With Denver now in the eighth spot, there's a strong chance they end up meeting in the first round of the playoffs.
In the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics closed to within two games of leaders the Cleveland Cavaliers by beating the Dallas Mavericks 111-98.