Flamingo? That's it. The flamingo. What other way to describe the image of Corey Brewer, the athletic Nuggets forward whose legs are popsicle-stick thin?
His legs may be thin but attached to his 6-foot-9 frame give him extraordinary speed, which Brewer utilizes — strike that, masters — when running the fast break. Brewer's a blur. He has established himself as one of the league's best court-running tacticians in the league. A recent story about him on cbssports.com had the headline, "The art of the leakout." On Sunday night, he complemented the leak with the "launch," notably from the corners.
Brewer scored a team-high 26 points in Denver's big victory against Oklahoma City, shooting 9-for-17 from the field while splashing three 3-pointers.
"Corey shot the skin off of the ball," teammate Kenneth Faried said. "I was saying we need a new ball because of the way he was shooting."
Brewer had one of his worst games of the season against the Thunder in a lopsided loss last Wednesday. Then again, that could be said for many of the Nuggets. C-Brew was 1-for-7, finishing with three points (he averages 11.3 points per game). In the next game, he scored 15 in the first half against Washington, which was followed by Sunday's rematch with Oklahoma City.
"We wanted that game bad, especially after the way they beat us at their place," Brewer said. "We needed this game so bad. ... We wanted to show the real Nuggets. We feel like we can play like this every night on a consistent basis and have a chance to be one of the best teams in the league."
Read more: Nuggets' Corey Brewer a force on fast break this season - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/nuggets/ci_22422145#ixzz2IjGZK9Ja
Nuggets' Corey Brewer a force on fast break this season
Denver Post | Jan 22