One team, without their superstar forward, is playing maddeningly (if typically) inconsistent ball. The other is enjoying perhaps the finest season in team history. This is the story of the Nuggets vs. the Hornets.
The good news for Denver is that Carmelo Anthony should be back in the lineup tonight; the bad news is that they have to face an absolutely scorching-hot Hornets team, winners of eight straight. Their last win was a beatdown of the Spurs in San Antonio. They are not to be taken lightly.
The fact that Chris Paul isn’t the starting point guard for the Western All-Stars is reason enough to outlaw fan voting. Regardless, it’ll be a pleasure to watch Paul and the guy who took his spot on the All-Star squad (Alley I.) chase each other around all night.
While we’re here: Can Byron Scott start getting some Coach of the Year love, please? And if he gets the award, I hope they remodel the trophy so that the coach’s arms are permanently crossed.