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This could be an elimination game as Denver is hanging by the slimmest of threads as it is. Another loss and the math might be against them. Plus the emotion losing at home.
New Orleans is already out but with a couple of All-Star bigs they are able to compete in most contests. They should not be taken for granted but they could also be coasting at this stage.
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I think it is fair to say that the Boogie experiment didn’t really work, but I think it might have if there had been more time to get two really talented players used to working with each other.
Anthony Davis is a true star in the league and as such he can blend his game with anyone. Any sense that he couldn’t might have been more that he was having to be guarded by and defend different players than he might have otherwise.
I am definitely not a fan of his attitude but Demarcus Cousins is one of the more talented players in the league. His game has range now too. I think if he ever got in a winning situation he would be even more effective not less.
New Orleans is in desperate need for more shooting as the two big might be their best marksman. Jordan Crawford has provided a little but he is not exactly Dell Curry out there.
The season is essentially over so motivation is definitely going to be a wild card here. At the moment Davis is nursing an ankle so he might not be as sharp but he also has all summer to rehab it.
Kudos to the Nuggets for staying in the race. I didn’t think they would have this kind of staying power. They just want to run and gun but don’t have the calibre of player that say Houston does.
Denver is third in the league in scoring thanks to a balanced attack that sees six guys scoring 11 or more points per game. That works well when there is good flow but this group is not great when they need just one bucket.
It is no surprise that they are terrible on defense as I do not see even one guy in their rotation who hangs his hat there. Kenneth Faried is great at banging the boards and has good energy but has never been a stopper.
It is probably in Denver’s interest to come up short this season and get another talent piece. They beat New Orleans on the road on Tuesday in a high scoring game. Probably more of the same in this one.
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Prediction:
This one is a battle of stars against depth. Davis and Cousins scored 71 at home and it still wasn’t enough to get the win earlier in the week. On the road at altitude that is going to be even tougher.
Denver could still steal a playoff spot from the Trail Blazers.
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This is a must win and I expect them to play well.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Denver 115 – New Orleans 103
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