Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/25/12
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DENVER -- Andre Iguodala grew up watching Scottie Pippen, and Sunday he paid homage with a strong all-around performance against the New Orleans Hornets. That worked out pretty well for Iguodala and the Denver Nuggets. Iguodala scored 23 points, Ty Lawson had 17 -- nine in a decisive run in the third quarter -- and Denver routed the Hornets 102-84 on Sunday night. Kenneth Faried had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Nuggets, who have won four straight. It was Faried's eighth double-double of the season. Iguodala has certainly turned it up on offense lately -- he's averaging 23.3 points in his last three games -- but his defense has been just as important. Sunday he helped shut down point guard Greivis Vasquez by borrowing a page from Pippen's playbook. "Tonight was like a typical Scottie Pippen night. Defend the point guard, pressure him up the floor full court and try to create havoc while being a force on the offensive end as well," Iguodala said. "I watched him so much ...
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