The Denver Nuggets recently recorded their 11 straight win of the season in convincing fashion over the Memphis Grizzlies. Wow. That really caught up on me; been way too focused on the Miami Heat’s second longest winning streak in league history.
“It’s a man’s win,” Nuggets coach George Karl said. “A win that took a lot of courage and mental toughness. Maybe it took us until the fourth to find the flow of the game, but that’s the way it’s going to be against Memphis. … The mental aspect of winning this game is a big step.”
Andre Iguodala has played well as of late and been a huge upgrade for this Nuggets team. Against the Grizzlies, he recorded eight points, seven rebounds and seven assists; that was to go along with his stifling defense.
“I understand why George Karl would love a guy like that,” Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins said, “because he gives it all he has every time he is on the court.”
My bet? The Nuggets would love to stay under the radar all the way to a Finals experience, where they would more than likely encounter the team they have been overshadowed by during their streak. The Heat’s streak has been historic and after their win today it is the second longest streak in league history. But watch out for these Nuggets everybody; they look hungry for the competition.