Denver Nuggets Weekly: Jordan Hamilton has a week to forget

Monday, Oct. 14Denver Nuggets 98, San Antonio Spurs 94

MVP: Kenneth Faried- 22 points, 9 rebounds off 10 for 12 shooting in 20 minutes off the bench

LVP: Jordan Hamilton- 2 points in 12 minutes off 1 for 6 shooting

Key Stat: Spurs shot 58 %( 20-34) from the free throw line

Nate Watch: 5 points, 7 assists in 21 minutes

Recap: Kenneth Faried turned in a monster performance against the defending Western Conference champions. 11 of his 22 points came in the fourth quarter as the Nuggets erased a seven point third quarter defect. Nate Robinson struggled with his shot, shooting 2 of 10 from the field. The positive? You can tell Nate has turned the page as player. Despite having an awful night shooting the ball, Robinson was able to help his team win by dishing out 7 assists with no turnovers. The Spurs rested their big three of Duncan, Parker, and Ginobili.

 

Kenneth Faried

Faried scored 11 of his 22 in the 4th
Photo Credit: NBA.com

Tuesday, Oct. 15Oklahoma City Thunder 109, Denver Nuggets 81

MVP: None

LVP: Kenneth Faried- 0 points, 2 turnovers in 13 minutes.

Key Stat: 17 to 21 assist to turnover ratio

Nate Watch: 10 points, 3 assists

Recap: The MVP award of this section describes the night. The Nuggets were sluggish playing the 2nd night of a back to back. Nate Robinson and Andre Miller lead the team in scoring with 10 points. Yes, you read that right. The leading scorer had 10 points. Overall the Nuggets were sloppy, having an assist to turnover ratio of less than 1.

Ty Lawson

Nuggets did a horrible job taking care of the ball (Photo by Keith Allison/Flickr.com)

Saturday, Oct. 19Los Angeles Clippers 118, Denver Nuggets 111 (OT)

MVP: Andre Miller- 15 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds, 0 turnovers

LVP: Jordan Hamilton- 0 points, 2 turnovers in 12 minutes

Key Stat: Chris Paul- 40 points, 11 assists

Nate Watch: DNP

Recap: Veteran point guard Andre Miller put on a clinic for young guards, as the Nuggets competed well despite resting Nate Robinson and Kenneth Faried. Denver had a hard time stopping All-World point guard Chris Paul- who went for 40 points and 11 assists. Jordan Hamilton found himself winning his 2nd Least Valuable Player of the Game award this week despite being promoted to the starting lineup.

Andre Miller

Andre Miller still has it.
(NBA.com photo)

Upcoming Week:

The Nuggets enter their last week of preseason play with a home game against the Phoenix Suns and a visit to Chicago to face the Bulls.

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