The Denver Nuggets are emerging as a darkhorse contender in the Western Conference — the 5th seed Nuggets are a squad no one wants to face in the Playoffs — and Ty Lawson says they can win it all this season. Per KKFN (via SRI): “Do you believe the Nuggest can win a championship this year? ‘Yeah. I was talking to (Andre) Iguodala a couple of days ago and I was like ‘man we can really win a championship if everybody is mature and gets serious about the game plan.’ Because sometimes you just do stuff that is out of the ordinary or just, we don’t pay attention or if we get up 15 points we just shoot regular shots or see if ‘I can make it shots’ and teams come back. If we just stay focused, I feel like we can beat and run with any team in the NBA. We would have a shot to win a championship but we just have to do that for a seven game series. That’s what I feel and I think a lot of people on our team feel the same way. We just have to get everything together down the stretch.’ On not getting the attention they feel they deserve: ‘I feel like we are the dark horse always and I don’t think we get a lot of shine in the NBA or from the announcers on ESPN or anything like that anyway. We went on a ten game winning streak and didn’t hear too much about it. That’s how it’s been. We have to accept it and prove everybody wrong like we have been.’”