Originally posted on All Things Nuggets  |  Last updated 1/19/12
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It takes a village. So team PR man Nick O’Hayre occasionally tweets random Nuggets nuggets (@NickOHayre). Last night in Philadelphia, Denver’s Andre Miller tallied 28 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists off the bench. Nick tweeted that Dre is only the second player in team history to have those amounts off the bench – the other was Alex English, who had 31-10-8 in a 1983 game (12/18/83 at New Jersey). Naturally, I was like – why was Alex English coming off the bench? So I contact our online editor Patrick Saunders (@psaundersdp) back at the office, who went into the Denver Post dungeon and checked out the microfilm of the actual newspaper from that day. Here’s why the Nuggets’ all-time leading scorer came off the bench: coach Doug Moe, whose team had lost five-straight, started the game with a platoon system. His starters that night: Richard Anderson and Kiki Vandeweghe at forwards, Danny Schayes at center, T.R. Dunn and Bill Hanzlik at guards (Yes, Hanz was at guard)...
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