I often assess my paths to various accomplishments using a golf analogy. For example, a bad grade when I need a B in a semester would be a bogey, getting a B on a test is a par, acing a test, a birdie. I thought going into this season the Nuggets needed to end the season as a 3 or 4 seed, and have in my mind games we should win and games we shouldn't realistically expect to win. We opened the season with a birdie against the Mavs. We have since bogeyed against NO and Utah and home, but had a nice birdie last night in Philly. We are even par, needing a win against the Wizards and the Kings (but expecting a loss to the Knicks on the 2nd night of a b2b) to stay even par. A win in the garden puts us under par. Like golf, sometimes par is not good enough if another team is playing lights out, so even if we are even par, overachieving teams may rise. By that same token, the Lakers and OKC might shank a game into the woods (cough OKC losing to the Wizards). In any event the Nugs have been pretty steady through the first fourth of the season, mostly parring and making up for their bogeys when they need to. And, lo and behold, we are tied for 4th place in the conference, with Utah and LAC playing under par, and Lakers and Mavs playing over par. Anyone think we're over or under par instead of even after last night's game?
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