The Nuggies are Back

After a disappointing finish to the 2020-21 season, the Nugs are back in action.


Dominic Mazzulla, Staff Writer

After a game seven win against the Portland Trail Blazers, the Denver Nuggets had four disappointing performances in their last games of the 2020-21 season against the Phoenix Suns.

Quite the opposite happened on Wednesday, October 20th.

The Nuggets squared off in an offensive battle against the Suns in which they put up 110 points. Despite being without Jamal Murray (who is still recovering from an injury suffered last season), the Nuggets were still able to shoot 53 percent from the field and 43 percent from beyond the arc.

The Nuggets, per usual, only went to the line a total of nine times, compared to the Suns 17. The Nugs continued their trait of spreading the rock out. Michael Porter Jr. scored 15 and Nikola Jokic put up 27, while Will Barton, Aaron Gordon and Monte Morris scored 20, 12 and 9.

Newly added Jeff Green also impressed fans with 13 points coming off the bench. The Nuggets also pulled out a ‘W’ against San Antonio on Friday 102-96. Jokic was the star of the show, scoring 32, racking up 16 boards and dishing the rock seven times. Monte Morris was Denver’s next leading scorer, racking up 13 with only two rebounds and one assist.

Unfortunately, in their past two games, the Nugs have struggled to find their rhythm offensively.

They tallied two losses against Cleveland and the always tough Utah Jazz. To make matters worse, Jokic left early in the Utah game with a knee contusion, but according to head coach Michael Malone, it doesn’t seem too serious. Denver has a chance to regroup, as their next game is tonight against Dallas.