Boston: 100.9 points/100 possessions (26th)
Denver: 107.1 points/100 possessions (6th)
Boston: 100.1 points allowed/100 possessions (4th)
Denver: 105.9 points allowed/100 possessions (19th).
Probable Denver Starters: Ty Lawson (PG), Arron Afflalo (SG), Danilo Gallinari (SF), Kenneth Faried (PF), Timothy Mozgov (C)
View From The Opposing Bench: Roundball Mining Company
Thumbnail: It should be a much more enjoyable visit to the Mile High city this time around, as the C’s have a full roster intact (besides injuries) instead of a demoralized squad after Perk was dealt unexpectedly to OKC last February. This time though, Boston is demoralized in a different way, after their embarrassing showing last night against the lowly Kings who put up a season-high 120 points against the putrid C’s defense.
This time around Denver will be the shorthanded squad after dealing Nene to the Wizards on Thursday. The Washington Post is reporting their newest acquisition JaVale McGee will be unavailable for the game, with the trade falling to be finalized yet due to physicals. Unfortunately for Boston, Denver will be rested anyway and still have one of the deepest rosters in the league, so McGee’s absence shouldn’t matter too much at all.
Will C’s respond after a tough loss like they did Monday night in LA for two straight wins on the second half of back-to-backs. Or will the altitude and high-scoring Denver begin to turn this trip below the .500 mark? We find out tonight.
Prediction: C’s 93, Nuggets 91