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Nuggets are a shoe in, to the post-season
 
Photo courtesy: Denver Broncos/Ben Swanson
 

By Brandon Rivera
Sports@lavozcolorado.com
 
03/20/2019

The Denver Nuggets traveled to Boston on Monday to face the Boston Celtics. Boston offered a warm welcome to Isaiah Thomas before the game when fans rose to their feet to give the ex-Boston point-guard a standing ovation. Thomas joined the Nuggets in July of 2018, after a quick stint in L.A. with the Lakers.

Monday the Nuggets accomplished a clinched playoff berth after beating the Celtics at home. The Celtics who are 5th in the Eastern Conference are battling for a spot in the post-season 9.5 games out of first and single game behind the fourth place Indiana Pacers.

Denver dictated the pace early and though the game was close through three quarters, the Nuggets never gave up a commanding lead tying the game at 80 a piece at the end of three. It wasn’t until the fourth that the Nuggets begin to pull away from Boston and never looked back. With the win in Boston the Nuggets are now in the post-season.

In other sports the Denver Broncos added another intricate piece to their already beefy secondary by signing Chicago Bears corner back Bryce Callahan. With the addition of Callahan the Broncos now have three of the league’s top ten corner backs according to Pro Football Focus (PFF). PFF grades players based on their play and their most recent assessment of Chris Harris Jr., Kareem Jackson, and Bryce Callahan, all scored above 80 on a scale of 1-100.

Could the Broncos have created the No-Fly Zone 2.0? It sure seems that way and by the looks of it coach Fangio has arguably the best secondary in pro-football.

Local boxer and Colorado native Misael Lopez chalked up another check in the win column Sunday night when he took on Richard Flores of Scottsbluff Nebraska. Lopez who was 10-0 heading into Sunday’s fight is a Super Featherweight, has a 45 percent Knock-out (KO) rate, and is quickly making a name for himself. The 22-year-old made his boxing debut in May of 2015 and is expected to have a successful career ahead of him.

Last week the Nuggets invited Lopez for a shoot-around before the Minnesota Timberwolves game, and recognized the up and coming Denver boxer.

The Colorado Rapids head to Toyota Stadium this weekend to face the FC Dallas on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. MST. The Rapids are coming off a tie with Portland, a loss to the Seattle Sounders and a tie with Sporting KC this past Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 
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