The Denver Nuggets have battled through more missed games due to injury than any team in the league and their starters have played together in just 46 minutes this season. But that dynamic hasn’t held them back, rather, it’s allowed them to showcase their impressive depth. One guy goes down. Another Steps up. That’s the Denver way.
In Denver’s 136-122 victory over Houston on Saturday night—their first win in their last 10 matchups with the Rockets—Malik Beasley stepped up in a big way.
‘Threesley’, AKA ‘Beastley’, AKA ‘The Mutant’, AKA ‘The Bee’s Kneesly’, set a new career high with 35 points on a scintillating 12/17 (70.6%) from the field, including 5/9 (55.6%) from deep. Beasley had the crowd on its feet with his lights-out shooting, and they practically blew the roof off ‘The Can’ after his multiple fast break slams. No one on this team gets up like Beasley and his athleticism was on full display in this one.
Watch the highlights from his career night against Houston: