I don't know if what we saw tonight was an aberration or not, but if it's what we can expect from this team from here on in I'm getting very excited.
First, Karl shortened the bench and went with an 8 man rotation. These guys make big bucks, play the big minutes. The less we see of Rodney White and Francisco Elson the better.
Carmelo looked like a kid trying to impress his new coach because he was brilliant. Not just the 10 of 19 shooting for 25 points, but the way he sprinted out on the break, passed the ball effectively and overall busted his ass all game long. Keep that up kid and you'll quiet a lot of critics. Stay on him George.
The word for the night was unselfish. The Nuggets passed the ball, moved without the ball and passed some more. They ended up with 27 assists as a team and scored a lot of easy baskets. Karl said after the game, "We're not a good shooting team, but so long as we pass the basketball we can be a good scoring team." Couldn't agree more, though I would like to see that little shooting problem solved (that Michael Redd guy we saw tonight would look good in powder blue).
Nice debut, but the task gets tougher tomorrow night in Indy. Keep after it!