Golden Nuggets: Can the Nuggets catch the ... the Clippers?

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

As the Nuggets won their sixth straight game last night versus the Sacramento Kings, this sets up an interesting question. Have the Nuggets and their fans been aiming too low. Instead of the fourth seed, should the Nuggets be looking at the third?

Three games.

That's all that separate the Los Angeles Clippers and the Denver Nuggets. Oh, and the two teams play each other on Thursday night (national TV game on TNT) on the second night of a back to back for the Clippers. The Nuggets could pull ever closer to both the Memphis Grizzlies and the Clippers in one night. How does that sound to you?

With all the talk about the Nuggets being lazer-focused on getting the fourth seed, maybe, just maybe they have set their sights too low. That third spot is currently well within their grasp, and it's not beyond the realm of possibility that, with 20 games left they can make a major move up. Who knows what the future holds for the Nuggets, but it's going to be a fun ride getting there.

One great note from last night's game against the Kings was the reemergence from injury by Danilo Gallinari. While the Nuggets have been able to win without him, it's essential that the Nuggets have a Gallo that's playing well in order to make a dent in the playoffs. That was the most encouraging note from the game last night.

Have a great morning, here are your links

Nuggets win at Sacramento for sixth consecutive victory - The Denver Post
I only post this article for two reasons. First, the it's another recap of the Nuggets victory last night. Secondly, it looks like no one from the Post made it to Sacramento last night to cover what could be the Nuggets last-ever appearance there. Good going Denver Post. /slow clap

Ibaka won't be suspended and I am confused - Steve Perrin, Clips Nation
A great break down of the non-suspension of Serge Ibaka from his whack to Black Griffin's wiener on Sunday. Makes you wonder what the NBA was thinking

Colorado Sports Guys: Does blogging about teams you don't root for defeat the purpose?
I join the Colorado Sports Guys (Nate Timmons and Ross Martin) to talk about blogger ethics, and a myriad of other fun subjects including more trivia. Yay!

Nuggets taking advantage of Denver's thin air - Arnie Stapleton, USA Today
Arnie Stapleton from USA Today takes a look at the altitude in Denver and how the Nuggets use the thin air to their advantage. Particularly against teams on the second night of a back to back.

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Save the Date - 3/19 March Madness Stiffs Night Out!

Our ninth Stiffs Night Out is right around the corner!

On Tuesday, March 19th we're going to kick off March Madness by watching the Nuggets take on the Thunder in Oklahoma City at 6pm from Jake's Food & Spirits. Free appetizers and 2-for-1 drinks will be served.

We will be distributing NCAA brackets for $10, with all of the proceeds going to the Denver Hooperz, a local non-profit that provide after school basketball programs to at-risk youth. Prizes - including Nuggets tickets - will be given out to bracket winners. Also, the Colorado Sports Guys (Nate Timmons and Ross Martin) will be live podcasting throughout the event - and it's Nate's birthday!

Please RSVP here or on our Facebook event page. And we'll see you on the 19th!

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