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Recap: Hornets dismantle Nuggets at Pepsi Center

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The clouds rolled into Denver yesterday, and the grey skies never left the Pepsi Center as the Nuggets got blown out, again, at home. This time it was the Charlotte Hornets, who average 94.8 points per game, who took it to the Nuggets and earned a 104-86 win.

Ty Lawson summed it up best after the game:

"You can't put your finger on one thing," Lawson said. "There's so many things that need to be corrected. It's tough. It's tough right now. We're consistently inconsistent. I feel sorry for the fans. We shouldn't play like that in front of them."

Why are the Nuggets playing this way? What in the world is going on?

The Nuggets scored 15 points in first quarter, and just 15 points in the second quarter. That's a total of 30 points in the first half! Check out this atrocious shot chart:

Nugs vs Hornets

That says it all. With the game out of hand, the Nuggets managed to outscore the Bugs 34-24 in the fourth quarter. The Hornets were on cruise control by that time.

Here is coach Brian Shaw's post game comments:

Injuries:

The Nuggets were without Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur, who were both out with illness.