Considering the Denver Nuggets were riding a 15-game winning streak on top of Eric Gordon and Greivis Vasquez being out of the lineup, nobody gave the New Orleans Hornets much of a shot on Monday night. Luckily, the Hornets had a player by the name of Brian Roberts that took advantage of an opportunity to start and help the team put an end to the Nuggets’ impressive winning streak that’s taken place over the last couple of weeks.
New Orleans came through with the impressive 110-86 win on Monday against Denver despite the fact they were down two of their star guards. Roberts stepped it up big time for the Hornets by contributing 13 points to go along with five rebounds and 18 assists to help the Hornets pick up their 25th win of the season.
Obviously, this is a team playing the spoiler role for the rest of the season considering playoffs are out of contention, but the Hornets have to be impressed with the performance Roberts displayed against the Nuggets on Monday. Roberts has been the type of player trying to make a name for himself over the last couple of years and Monday proved exactly what he’s capable of when given the opportunity.
Who knows–maybe this performance by Roberts will open up the doors for more playing time down the road now that he played a key role in helping the Hornets put an end to what was a very impressive winning streak by the Nuggets.
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