The Nuggets have been red-hot for the better part of a month now and a win against the Cavs will give them a nine-game win streak and move a bit closer to the first-place Oklahoma City Thunder in the Northwest Division.
Denver has scored over 100 points in nine straight games and are 8-1 during that streak. The Nuggets streak may seem solid in the past nine games when scoring over 100 points, but in the past 15 games, they have scored over 100 points 13 times and are 13-2 during that time.
There’s no doubt that this team is a wrecking ball of offensive power right now and every team in their way has been feeling their wrath for the past month. The Cleveland Cavaliers are an improving team led by Kyrie Irving that aren’t exactly the easiest of wins.
The Nuggets must travel to Cleveland to pick up their best winning streak of the season and improve their record to 33-18 and just five wins away from their win total of last season.
George Karl is one of the best coaches in the league and he proves season after season that he can make the most out of a team with no true superstar. Andre Iguodala may be the closest thing the Nuggets have to a superstar, but he isn’t even the team’s leading scorer– that goes to Danilo Gallinari.
This team is a team full of solid players that has no true top player, something that is a rare trait for a team that is looking to win the NBA title. The last team to win the league title without a true superstar– the 2004 Detroit Pistons. Are the Nuggets next?