Subtitles are a fun part of this, and watching things unfold live in the third quarter, I just couldn’t help using that one. It took the Nuggets 8:57 to score in the third. A Will Barton three and a Kenneth Faried layup, that’s it. Incredible.
Obviously you’re asking yourself? Where does Asher Feltman get off doing a game recap the following afternoon? Well, my car broke down last night, I got home at 1 AM and I just woke up to the light of day. Not making excuses though, so judge my justification at your own discretion.
The Denver Nuggets are a bad basketball team. They are rebuilding. But currently have a team full of not young talent as much as they do trade chips to turn into young talent and draft picks. Obviously they selected Emmanuel Mudiay 7th overall in the Draft, selected Gary Harris and Jusuf Nurkic in the 2014 Draft and have some other young talent, but this team’s future is in the hands of players yet to be rostered. Their best player,Danilo Gallinari, will be an unrestricted free agent after this season. A lot of questions surround this team
But the current state of the team is a team that scored five points in the third quarter last night.
As for those Mavericks, they jump back into the win column after a three-game losing streak on the road. The familiar mantra of “beating the bad, losing to the good” played true on Saturday night as they defeated Denver handily behind a 25-5 third quarter.
Deron Williams continues his renaissance season. He scored 22 points with four three-pointers. The Mavericks seemed to find their groove once the rehabilitating Chandler Parsons night was done for good. To put it delicately, CP is struggling super bad right now. Fellow active rehabberWesley Matthews is still nowhere near his true self, moving rather gingerly but supplying a lot of punch on the defensive end. Offensively, however, he continues to struggle. He shot 3-11 and 1-7 from his three-point line.
Zaza Pachulia finished with 16 and 12, notching his 10th double-double of the young season. Dirk Nowitzki had 13 and Raymond Felton had 12, but the shooting woes still remain very much intact for the Mavericks. They shot 43% and 27% from downtown and while we’re at it shot just 70% from the free throw line. Luckily the bad Nuggets played bad.
My car is in the shop.
Final: Dallas Mavericks 92, Denver Nuggets 81
Mavericks: Deron Williams, 22
Nuggets: Darrell Arthur, 16
Mavericks: Zaza Pachulia, 12
Nuggets: Danilo Gallinari, 9
Mavericks: Deron Williams & Wesley Matthews, 4
Nuggets: Emmanuel Mudiay & Will Barton, 4
Mavericks: Zaza Pachulia, Chandler Parsons & Dwight Powell, 1
Nuggets: Darrell Arthur, 2
Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki, Zaza Pachulia & Dwight Powell, 3
Nuggets: Darrell Arthur & Kenneth Faried, 2
Mavericks: Zaza Pachulia, +20
Nuggets: Kostas Papanikolaou, +6 (garbage time)
Next Game: Monday, November 30 @ Sacramento Kings (6-12) [Rajon Rondo]
Next Home Game: Friday, December 4th vs. Houston Rockets (6-10)