For Northwest Supremacy, tonight’s game of Jazz versus Nuggets couldn’t be any bigger. The Jazz are on a role, while the Nuggets are currently placed where the Jazz want to be. Last night, Denver handed the other Northwest contender Portland a swift loss, and now on the back-to-back, it’s “Go Time” for the Jazz to lay a swift division supremacy whooping on the weary Denver Nuggets. Here are the match-ups I’m looking forward to watching:
DWill “the Franchise” vs. Chauncey Ba-Ba-Ba-Billups!
Denver getting Chauncey was a downright steal. He’s completely changed the fortunes of that team. DWill, for the Jazz, is the engine that runs the good-ship Utah. This is a classic match-up of top-tier ball-controllers. Let’s see who wins the time of possession. I believe that it was Chauncey Billups who got the All-Star nod over DWill. No?! It’s time for revenge!
AK47 Defending Carmelo
There’s no other defender that gets under Crymelo’s skin other than Andrei Kirilenko. AK always forces CA into taking tough, contested shots. Let’s see if Andrei can cause another Crymelo-fest tonight.
Booz & Sap Versus Nene’, Petro and the Birdman?
Wow. We ought to dominate the paint tonight! And if we don’t, that’ll be the story of the game.
Brewer And J.R.
Both players are on the up-swing. Each possesses a certain degree of athleticism and pizzazz. Smith could probably be considered more of a tumult rather than pizzazz. He’s got a nice jumper… but he’s terribly out-of-control.
Memo is in a category ‘all to himself’. He can’t be stopped. Who’s going to guard him? I don’t think Denver has a match-up for him. He’ll run circles around the Denver big-guys… casting away three-pointers at will. If he’s “On”… look-out!
Here's to the Jazz in a homecourt-laden beatdown tonight!