Nuggets beat Cavs, extend winning streak to 9
The Denver Nuggets are showing the NBA why they are a team to be reckoned with. The Nuggets have won 15 of their last 17 games, and extended their winning streak to 9 with their win over the Cavaliers on Saturday night.
The Nuggets are currently flying under the radar but this current winning streak may be putting them in the category of teams vying for a deep playoff push. According to The Associated Press, Nuggets coach George Karl commented on his team’s success, saying, “We’re going to try and shock the world and become the first team to win a championship without an All-Star.”
The Nuggets are definitely built around a unifying team effort rather than one or two stars. In the 111-103 victory over Cleveland on Saturday, the Nuggets had eight players scoring in double figures.
According to The Denver Post, Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried reflected on the team’s most recent win, “It’s a heck of a victory for us. It’s wonderful. We came out and we played Nuggets basketball.” The team is 22-3 at the Pepsi Center and 11-15 away from home.
As Denver continues their recent dominance, they hope that their unselfish style will translate into playoff success.