The Denver Nuggets are on a four-game winning streak since last Tuesday when they beat the Portland Trailblazers (127-99), the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night (98-95), the Phoenix Suns Saturday night in Phoenix (117-108), and overcame a 23-point deficit over the San Antonio Spurs.
Saturday night’s game was the second of two games on the road before the Nuggets returned home to host the San Antonio Spurs last night. by the end of half the Spurs had established an 14 point lead (67-53). After retunring in the second with 6:46 left in the 3rd, the Spurs had established thier biggest lead of the night (86-63), but the Nuggetes kept pressing and chipped away at San Antonios lead off the spectacular play of Paul Millsap and a Vontay Morris three that put the Nuggets within four at the end of three. Jamal Murray continued Denver’s drive in the fourth and closed out the game. The Nuggets went on to beat the Spurs 127-120.
The Nuggets have moved into second in the Western Conference tied with the L.A. Clippers and 3 games behind the division-conference-leading L.A. Lakers. The Nuggets have beaten the Clippers once this season but have fallen to the Lakers twice.
The Colorado Avalanche are riding a four-game winning streak that begin in Buffalo last Tuesday when they beat the Buffalo Sabres 6-1. The Avalanche have since beaten the Ottawa Senators (4-1), the Columbus Blue Jackets (2-1) and the Minnesota Wild last night in Minnesota 3-2. The Avalanche are second in the Central Division three points behind the division-leading St. Louis Blues.
This week the Avalanche are at home to host the Ottawa Senators (Tuesday), the Washington Capitals, the Sacramento Kings, the Tampa Bay Lightning, and the New York Islanders.
In other sports the Colorado Rockies are geared up for Spring Training to begin on Saturday, February, 22 when they face the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Rockies are still about two and half months away from opening day in San Diego but the thought of Spring Training has fans anxious for April.
The Denver Broncos are showing zero interest in picking up Philip Rivers from free agency after the L.A. Chargers and Rivers mutually agreed to part ways after 16 seasons. While Denver has already made their minds up about Drew Lock serving as the Broncos guy at quarterback many other players future with the team are still unknown at this time.
With several secondary players around the league scoring hefty contracts players like Will Parks and Justin Simmons value have all been established and while Denver will likely franchise tag Simmons the future of Parks in Denver is still a big question mark.