It’s a bit of a homecoming for Ontario native Murray as the ‘threat in the West’ Denver Nuggets face the juggernaut Toronto team.
The Denver Nuggets have seized the top spot in the West from the L.A. Clippers.
Gary Harris rejoined the starting squad last game for the Denver Nuggets against the Portland Trailblazers. Everyone in Nuggetsville is thanking goodness he did since his three was the game winner. Denver has now won five in a row and are looking to take down the biggest in the East currently. Turning their sights North, the Nuggets five game road trip continues with the Toronto Raptors.
The Raptors aren’t doing so bad themselves this season. They are (20-4) with the best record in the NBA and are looking to continue their win streak to eight if they can handle the Nuggets.
Toronto is coming off a win over the Cavaliers without Kyle Lowry. He sat out the game to rest some back soreness but is expected to return for the Denver game. The Nuggets have fared well against the Raptors historically but that was before Kawhi Leonard was added to the roster.
It all sounds like it should be very intimidating to the lowly Nuggets. The Twittersphere doesn’t feel they are worthy of being this good or of having any hopes to go somewhere this season. This is however the Real Deal folks. If the Nuggets are together and play their way, there is not a team out there that is stopping them.
The Denver Nuggets are making statements and finally getting national recognition. However, Cinderella seasons require neither a disbeliever’s belief or a commentator’s wish to be true. When clubs are built on strengths, have diversity, and stem from defense it works out. It’s adapting the successful Warriors model to the way this team works the best. It doesn’t need one guy to be a breakout superstar, they are all-stars.
It would be awesome if Jamal Murray gave us a show for this game and made his home-coming really special but there is really a lot to enjoy for this current team. Mason Plumlee and Paul Millsap have both been outstanding lately and so much fun to watch. Monte Morris is heating up and plays with a confidence that I’ve seen one time before (looking at you Jamal 😉 ). This game promises to be fun and a great watch for the fans however I’m compelled to add, Go Nuggets!
Game info as follows:
Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 • 7:30 PM ET
Scotiabank Arena • Toronto, ON
Local TV: ALT, SN1
Radio: KKSE-FM 92.5/KKSE 950, Sportsnet 590 The FAN