Golden Nuggets: Circus shots, Lakers hot, but Pau is injured

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After the Denver Nuggets used every ounce of defensive intensity they had to overcome a 17 point deficit last night against the Bucks, lets unwind and watch a nice video. You know. One that features a circus shot should be featured in Barnum and Bailey.

Well - THAT happened. After sleepwalking through the entire first half, and trailing by 15 entering the third quarter ... the Nuggets put forth a tremendous rally to seal their seventh straight win. Capped off by the mother of all circus shots by one Danilo Gallinari.

I can't help but think that the absolute best part of that shot was not that it went in, but Gallo proceeds to get up and act like he meant to do that ... and then struts like a cool cat. Amazing. Secondarily, Chris Marlowe absolutely lost his marbles while calling this play. As Nate pointed out in his recap from last night, a lot of very crazy things happened last night.

Aside from that here are some links for your morning. Hope everyone is enjoying this Nuggets 7-game winning streak as much as I have been.

Disclaimer: I refuse to post articles from Mark Kiszla as of this point on. At this point he's just trolling Nuggets fans and it is sad. I'm not going to contribute to it. Read him if you like, but don't expect his articles to be posted in a column I write anymore.

Links

Nuggets rally to defeat Milwaukee Bucks for seventh consecutive win - Benjamin Hochman, The Denver Post
Another recap, this time from Ben Hochman at the Denver Post.

JaVale McGee's return pushes Timofey Mozgov out of Nuggets spotlight - Hochman, The Denver Post
Another Ben Hochman article. This time about how the return of JaVale means that Moz will be relegated back to his role with very limited playing time. However, the coaching staff is quite complimentary of Moz in this piece and in general.

Pau Gasol hurt as Lakers finish strong against Nets - USA Today
The Lakers are suddenly hot, but lost Pau Gasol to an injury to his fascia muscle in his foot (hello Al Harrington). Not sure how this will affect the Lakers considering how Mike D'Antoni didn't particularly like to use Gasol anyway.

NBA Recap - Rockets torch Warriors beyond arc, hit 23 treys - CBSSports.com
So the Houston Rockets did the Nuggets a very large favor and defeated the Golden State Warriors by 31 (140-109) and hit 23 three point shots (wow). This moves the Nuggets into the fifth spot in the Western Conference and leaves the Nuggets a mere .5 percentage points behind the fourth seeded Memphis Grizzlies who-

Dragic's big fourth helps fuel Suns over Grizzlies - CBSSports.com
The Phoenix Suns stunned the Memphis Grizzlies in Memphis. Impressive win for the rebuilding Suns against the, errrr ... semi-rebuilding/retooling/not sure Grizzlies. Night of favors for the Nuggets.

Thats it for now. Have a great morning

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