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Nuggets start fast, Broncos save face
La Voz Photo by Daryl Padilla

By Brandon Rivera

The Denver Nuggets have played three games against the L.A. Clippers, the Phoenix Suns and the Golden State Warriors beating all three teams to remain undefeated. This week the Nuggets host the Sacramento Kings at home, the L.A. Lakers on the road before returning home to host the New Orleans Pelicans next week.

While itís just the start of the 2018-2019 NBA season, fans are anxious about the prospect, Nuggets bring to the new season. Sunday night Denver hosted the NBA Champs at Pepsi Center and it was a close one down to the very last blocked shot.

Golden State Warriors, leading scorer Stephan Curry ended the night with 30 points and 6 assists while the Nuggets forward Nikola Jokić has averaged 26.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 7.3 assists in the first three games this season earning him the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week, making him the first player from the Western Conference this season to earn the title.

The Nuggets are sitting atop the Western Conference standings, a half game ahead of the New Orleans Pelicans, who they face next Monday at 7 p.m. MST. The Nuggets are on the road next week in Chicago to face the Bulls wrapping up October and kicking off November in Cleveland to face the Cavaliers.

In other sports, Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph has saved face for another week after the Denver Broncos dominated the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night at the University of Phoenix Stadium. The Broncos who have been scrutinized for their performances in the games leading up to Thursday nights, came out looking like a completely different team.

Linebacker Von Miller received some of that scrutiny when he told reporters last week that the Denver Broncos would kick the Cardinals (expletive) after allowing two straight games with 200-yard rushers.

With about a minute into the game, rookie quarterback Josh Rosenís pass was deflected by Derick Wolfe and picked off by Todd Davis for Denverís first score of the game. The Broncos who have lacked risk in previous games pulled out all the stops when quarterback Case Keenum pitched the ball back to veteran wide-receiver Emanuel Sanders who rolled out and threw a 35 yard touchdown pass to rookie receiver Cortland Sutton.

The Broncos were firing on all cylinders in their rout of the Cardinals, but the real test will be when the Broncos face division rivals, the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, October 28 at 11 a.m. The Broncos played the Chiefs in week four of the season losing 23-27.





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