That was a big FU game from Smith to the Bulls. I read an article about the Nuggets practice from the day before and I guess Carmelo was teasing JR by yapping, "They traded you!" over and over at him. Must have sunk in, the kid was amazing against the team he was a part for about 20 minutes.
Earl Boykins missed the game with the Flu and no one seemed to notice. The only problem with him missing the game is that the Nuggets were down to one point guard instead of the usual 1 1/2.
Reggie Evans deserves a ton of credit for this one. The Nuggets were lifeless in the 3rd quarter, down by 13 and looking like they were ready to fold up the tents until Evans came in and sparked them off the bench. The energy and hustle he brings to the floor seems to be pretty infectuous.