Kenneth Faried Says Denver Nuggets Made a Statement on National TV

by February 08, 2013

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.”