Oh boy, the Kings are in town! I figure something along those lines must’ve crossed each Nugget’s mind prior to this evening’s game, because a visit from Sacramento has been synonymous with showtime lately.
Coming into tonight’s contest, the Queens ranked 29th in the league in points allowed… and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. These guys had surrendered a whopping ONE-HUNDRED-TWENTY-SIX points in the paint over their last two games alone. They bring up the rear in that category, and they’re 28th in fast-break points allowed. Offensively, only two teams shoot a worse percentage from the floor, and no team gives up more rebounds. They’re last in the league in turnovers, which is actually a bad thing as it indicates how little they pass the ball. Predictably, they place dead last in assist to turnover ratio.
To sum that all up, the Kings are a mess on offense and a sieve on defense. On Wednesday night they were crushed again, giving up 110 points to the high-scoring Nuggets, who out-fast-breaked them 31-9. Rudy Fernandez recognized Sacramento’s futility in the early going and decided to add a few clips to his career highlight reel. In the process he helped Kenneth Faried score his first NBA points in high-flying fashion…
League Pass junkies take note: Denver and Sacramento play again in exactly three weeks.
While Los Angeles may be "Lob City" with Chris Paul throwing oops to high flyers like Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, perhaps the best lob of the early NBA season came tonight from Rudy Fernandez of the Denver Nuggets. Fernandez had quite the journey this offseason to Denver from Real Madrid via Dallas, but could turn out to be a solid addition for the high powered Nuggets...
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January 04, 2012
When NBA games get out of hand, you're usually more apt to see wild dunkshots and things of that sort. The Nuggets led the Kings by 30 with eight minutes left in the fourth quarter, so can you guess what this highlight might be.
It's two points in the scorebook, but it could have counted for a dozen. Nuggets rookie forward Kenneth Faried, out of Morehouse State, will...
<a href="http://www.mogreet.com/moshare/it/" class="moshare-button" data-message="Nuggets rookie Kenneth Faried got his first NBA points in style last night, finishing the globetrotters like over the back lob from Rudy Fernandez.
If you remember, the 6'8" forward from Morehead State made a splash in last year's NCAA tournament with some...
Welcome to the NBA Kenny Faried. Faried scored his first career basket in the the league off an amazing no look lob from Rudy Fernandez. Quite frankly this is the most impressive jam this season, other than of course the nightly ‘Lob City’ spectacle.
This is absolutely one of the top highlights of the young NBA season; it’s destined to live on in “Best Of” highlights mixes for a long time. In last night’s Nuggets/Kings game a scrum for a loose ball at half court led to a Rudy Fernandez/Kenneth Faried break out for Denver. Rudy then tosses a [...]
I wrote about this in my game story today, but if you missed out, coach George Karl talked about Kenneth Faried after last night’s game.
Now, there’s no question that the rookie forward is a fiery, energetic rookie who can end up on YouTube and SportsCenter in a matter of moments (such as last night).
And, of course, the fans are yearning for more “Manimal” – Faried’s...
We had this video in our Baseline to Baseline recap of last night’s action, but it was too good not to give the play its own post. Denver Nuggets rookie big man Kenneth Faried got his first NBA points last night on a no-look ally-oop pass from Rudy Fernandez. It’s not only the play of…
Al Harrington scored 15 points, Rudy Fernandez had 12 points to go with eight assists, and the Denver Nuggets won their third straight by beating the Sacramento Kings 110-83 Wednesday night. Timofey Mozgov and Arron Afflalo added 11 points apiece for the Nuggets, who have won their last six meetings against the Kings in Denver.
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