Tuesday, January 18

Game Night: Denver Nuggets

The Seattle Supersonics face off against the Denver Nuggets tonight at Key Arena.

We could be in for a good ol'-fashioned butt-whuppin' tonight, fellas. The Nuggets are starting something called a "Greg Buckner" at off-guard, Nene's serving a 4-game suspension, and the Sonics apparently need Rashard Lewis about as much as I need a curling iron.

In fact, the Nuggets have won all of 2 games since December 15th, a 2-13 skid that has ended their chance at decent season. What's been the cause of Denver's misfortune? Here are a few culprits:

- 3-point shooting (26% over their past 10)
- Shot-blocking (20 fewer than their opponents over past 10)
- Carmelo Anthony (34% from the field in the past couple of weeks)

Good Sign: The Nuggets are a team in disarray, and even Michael Cooper can't help it.
Bad Sign: Sooner or later, the Sonics are going to miss Rashard's scoring ability.

Vegas line: Sonics by 7 1/2
Prediction: Sonics 99 - Nuggets 88
Record Against the Spread: 12-6

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