So we all know the Heat are on their possible record breaking streak. But what about the Denver Nuggets? The only reason I’m more excited about the Nuggets is because they’re doing fanatastic even without having a Super Start on their team.
Andre Miller was quite impressive in his game against OKC with a big performance on his 37th birthday started with an inspirational speech and finished with Miller’s play doing all the talking for him. Miller scored 13 of his season-best 20 points in the fourth quarter, and the Nuggets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-104 Tuesday night for their first 13-game winning streak since joining the NBA. Denver took control just after halftime, building a 13-point lead and then holding off the Thunder as they got back within 102-97 after Russell Westbrook’s 17-foot jumper from the left elbow with 4:08 to play. Karl put Miller back in the game at the next stoppage, and the 13-year veteran was a stabilizing force.
Miller had back-to-back jumpers as Denver answered right back with five straight points, and he went five for six at the foul line in the final 69 seconds to close it out. Denver’s previous longest winning streak since the 1976 ABA-NBA merger was 12 straight in 1982. The franchise won 15 in a row in the 1969-70 ABA season.
Lets not forget about the Nuggets, a future great team in the NBA, in my opinion. They may be setting a new trend in the NBA and prove to those foolish analyists that you don’t need a Super Star to br great.