After losing two straight on the road in L.A. to the Clippers and in San Antonio to the Spurs the Nuggets returned home on Friday night to face the Spurs again, but outlasted San Antonio beating them 102-99.
The Nuggets were on the road Saturday night in Phoenix to face the Suns. Though the Nuggets took a 25-point lead over the Suns Saturday night, they managed to give up the dominating lead and allowed the Suns within two in the fourth quarter. The Denver Nuggets beat the Suns 122-118 to take back the lead in the Western Conference pulling just a half game ahead of the Golden State Warriors.
This week the Denver Nuggets are at home to host the New York Knicks before heading back to the West Coast to face the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night. The Nuggets return home this Saturday to host the Charlotte Hornets.
In other sports the Denver Broncos will be playing their last game of the season against the L.A. Chargers. At the time of this writing the Denver Broncos trailed the Chargers 3 – 7 at the half. Neither team’s offenses were able to move the ball much with Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers connecting on only 7 of 15 passes for 84 yards and two interceptions. While Denver’s Case Keenum was 16 of 27 for 143 yards and one interception.
The Denver Broncos have missed the playoffs once again, a characteristic not many fans are familiar with. This losing season marks the first back-to-back losing seasons since 1972-73. The outcome is surely to force the hand of John Elway, chief of football operations, to fire coach Vance Joseph. Many are expecting the firing to come shortly after the game despite the outcome.
The Colorado Avalanche lost to the Chicago Blackhawks Saturday night at Pepsi Center marking their fourth loss in a row. The Avalanche lost to the Las Vegas Golden Knights Thursday night, and to the Arizona Coyotes last Saturday evening. This week Colorado will be at home to host the L.A. Kings, the San Jose Sharks, and the New York Rangers.
The Avs still sit in third place in the Western Conference Central Division 5 points behind the division-leading Winnipeg Jets, and just a point behind the Nashville Predators. While both the Nuggets and Avs are playing competitive, it’s still too early to hand out kudos in seasons that aren’t even at the halfway mark.
As for the Broncos, better luck next season.