The game was a typical preseason slug-fest. A lot of missed defensive assignments, weak looking jump shots and a lot of winded guys. However, that’s not what I want to discuss in this recap.
Carter’s recap on the game
Despite winning both games by an average of 9.5 points, you would have thought the Lakers were on their NBA Championship parade. Every ESPN highlight featured a James play or announcement. Whether it was an alley-oop to Javale McGee or just his introduction at Staples Center for the first time. The Lakers received all of the media exposure, despite losing both contests.
I get it, James joined the Lake Show and it’s a big deal. Will the Lakers challenge the Golden State Warriors or will this cement LeBron’s legacy as the greatest of all-time? These are all big questions to ask right now, but let’s not discredit the young and upcoming Nuggets team.
The Nuggets are a well-balanced scoring machine led by their soon-to-be MVP candidate Nikola Jokic. They have one of the most potent scoring offenses that the NBA has ever seen. They feature talented players at all positions and they challenge every team they play. The least ESPN could do is give them a highlight from a game that they in fact won! Or is that too much to ask from the worldwide leader is sports?
The actual recap on the game
Other than that, the Nuggets played a well-balanced game that we are accustomed to seeing. Jokic facilitated the offense nicely and the team played very well despite not having Gary Harris or Jamal Murray. The offense was free flowing and Jokic looked comfortable with his shot as well as his distribution responsibilities. They will definitely be a fun team to watch once everyone is healthy and confident in their given roles within the offense.
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