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Friday, February 8th, 2013 at 9:20 am  |  13 responses

Kenneth Faried Says Denver Nuggets Made a Statement on National TV


With 21 points, 12 rebounds and the usual boundless energy in just 25 minutes of work, Kenneth Faried helped lead the Denver Nuggets to a beatdown of the Chicago Bulls. Following the game, Faried talked about his squad wanting the world to take notice of them, despite the minimal TV coverage they get. Per the Denver Post: “Not a lot of people (nationally) see us when we play,’ Faried said, ‘so more people wanted to step to the stage on a nationally televised stage, and we brought it tonight. People might not respect us as much because we’re not on TV as much like a Clippers, Lakers or Knicks. But today we made a statement on TNT, showing everybody – hey, pay attention.’ The Nuggets have won eight in a row. The last time Denver did this? It was in January 2010, back in the melodic Melo days. The Nuggets are fourth in the Western Conference, heading on winnable road trip at Cleveland, Boston, Toronto and Brooklyn. It might not be their best win of the season (Denver has defeated Oklahoma City), but this was perhaps the most impressive. The Bulls entered the night as one of the league’s marquee defensive squads, monsters of the midway. Entering Thursday, only two NBA teams allowed fewer points than the 91 the Bulls allow on average. But by the end of the third quarter, Denver led 100-74. Previously, the most points ever allowed by the Bulls under coach Tom Thibodeau was 120.”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    they seem to be gaining momentum after a somewhat slow start. they had one of the toughest scheduels in the L for the first half of the season. it also feels like they have room for improvement. a lot of players haven’t played up to their potential

  • Marcuz

    yeah…think they had 18 of their first 23 games on the road..glad to see them making some noise but I still wonder about their players. Come playoff time, the fast pace they play will be slowed somewhat and I am not sure they have a player than can consistently get them points in a half court set

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    The Nuggets have been the same since about 2003….a great collection of talented players, but can’t really get past the 1st/2nd round due to a lack of star firepower (sans 2009). Its cool to have multiple borderline all-star players like this team does, but you still need one or two superstars to actually win anything of significance.

    Also, Faried is like the new Rodman with his hustle and tenacity – dude is going to get PAID after his rookie contract is up. Doesn’t need a single play called for him but he’s one of the most valuable players on the court for the team. Love that kid.

  • Max

    The tough scheduel like u said and Lawson was playing like ish at the start. Since he has picked his play up they are on fire.

  • Redd

    I’m going to sound salty, but honestly they didnt beat us, it was our own fault we lost. The past 2 games we haven’t played good D and our guys are facing injuriesz

    Also teams finally are keying in on the fact we don’t have big man depth.

  • j

    thanks for regurgitating what charles barkley said at halftime.

  • Happy

    The Bulls got hammered. It’s not like they lost by ten points due to their own mistakes. They got smacked by the Nuggets, because the Nuggets were the better team last night. They beat the Bulls down. The Bulls didn’t give them that game, they took it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    I honestly didn’t watch anything more than the highlights, let alone the half time show.

  • Redd

    ..lol.

    No, Nuggets played great, but we got “Hammered” because we didn’t play D & we’re filled with injuries while lacking big man depth. It’s a matter of situation.

  • Happy

    Blah Blah Blah…that’s every lopsided @ss whooping in basketball. Fact still remains, the Nuggets get all the credit because they delivered a beatdown. The only valid thing you said was ” I’m going to sound salty”.

  • Redd

    & yet still we were injury riddled & lacked D..lol it was us that beat ourselves.

    Lol.

  • bill

    It was the Nuggets that won themselves.

  • Happy

    Dude, the Bulls are not the Heat or the Thunder. They lost because they got beat. They aren’t some invincible team destined for Finals glory; they’re good but beatable. They got beat. The Nuggets played better, end of story. Bulls fans are sooo annoying.

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