Thursday, March 29, 2012

Nuggets Shine in Chicago

The Denver Nuggets grabbed only their second victory in five games at the United Centre, yesterday evening, surpassing a Chicago Bulls team that looked totally devoid of ideas. The final score, a memorable 108-91 Nuggets win.

Chicago had gone 4-0 in their last four games, following victories over the Philadelphia 76ers, the Orlando Magic, and the Toronto Raptors, who fell to the Bulls twice in a pair of tightly-contested games.

The Nuggets' Ty Lawson led the field on points, with 27. The 2009 T-Wolves draft also had the edge on rebounds, collecting 9. Arron Afflalo ended on 22 points. Al Harrington, Andre Miller, and Javale McGee all scrambled into double figures.

Denver were ahead of the Bulls on overall rebounds, racking up 45 to Chicago's 32. The Bulls committed almost double the number of turnovers, when compared to their opponents, with 16 to the Nuggets' 9.

It was the second game in a row that the Bulls failed to defeat the opposition on rebounds, a tally that makes their standing as the best team for offensive boards in the NBA look a little bit suspect.

C.J. Watson grabbed the points for Chicago, scoring 17 with 8 rebounds. Carlos Boozer, Kyle Korver, and John Lucas III all ended on 14. There were no other Bulls in double figures. Luol Deng had 9 points.

The talking point of the match was, however, the ongoing absence of Derrick Rose for Chicago. The MVP has now missed seven games in a row. “We miss him every night”, said Korver. “We miss him [even] when we win. Come on, it's Derrick Rose."

Bulls coach, Tom Thibodeau, was disappointed with the loss: “This was not our type of game. It was up and down, free and easy. We let our guard down and you can't do that."

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