Birdman Cleared to Fly in Game 5

by May 13, 2009

Chris Andersen has recovered from the food poisoning that kept him out of the Nuggets’ Game 4 loss: “Asked if he would be ready for tonight, Andersen said, ‘I’m going to have a really large storage of energy.’ Anyone who didn’t believe that need look no further than the to-go order of potato salad he devoured just before he answered questions from the media. A couple of IVs on Monday and Tuesday helped as well. ‘I think he’ll be fine,’ coach George Karl said. ‘(On Monday) we had (Carmelo Anthony) and (Linas Kleiza) covering Dirk for the 15 minutes that Chris covers him. I can’t deny that Dirk has more confidence against those guys.'”