What a difference a month makes.
Way back in 2012, the Nuggets were just coming off a disappointing loss at the Memphis Grizzlies on December 29th to close the year out at 17-15, a mere 2 games above .500. The Nuggets had played the most difficult opening schedule to start the season, but many were wondering if this team had any real capacity to be better than a slightly better than .500 team. With frustrations and trade machine proposals mounting, I urged Denver Stiffs readers to remain patient through this team's early struggles.
Then January happened.
With the Nuggets finally able to recuperate at home for 12 of 15 games, they chalked up a sterling 12-3 record which could have been an even more stellar 14-1 had there not been a pair of befuddling losses to the hapless Timberwolves and Wizards. Ty Lawson and Danilo Gallinari used the favorable home schedule to turn their respective games around, and with the Nuggets undefeated in February look to continue the hot streak of a team that's now won 7 in a row and are 8-2 in their last 10. As of today, the Nuggets are 31-18, and are now 13 games above .500.
Surging Nuggets riding Lawson, Gallinari's hot hands
Denver Stiffs | Feb 7