I must apologize for the absence of a Tuesday High Five, as a dental emergency not only floored me in the morning hours, but made work difficult for most of the day. I’m back in the game today with a couple days worth of action to get to.
5. The suddenly sagging Denver Nuggets hosted the suddenly surging Portland Trailblazers last night in
. The home team was able to build a big lead and was able to snap their three-game slide with a relatively easy 95-77 win over their Northwest Division foe. Another 4th-quarter collapse was not in the offing as the 17-13 Nugs took a 20-point lead into the game’s final 12 minutes. Balance was the key (and will be, if/when Melo is permanently gone) getting double-figure scoring from all five starters, in addition to an 8/12 night from Birdman Anderson. Al Harrington is still out and will miss tonight’s game in the Twin Cities, but Melo should be back in the mix after missing the last four games. Now 30 games in, and Head Coach George Karl has still not had his full compliment of players. Denver
A rare night of victories for the Front Range Mountain West trio of Wyoming, the United States Air Force Academy and Colorado State; as all got wins in their last tune-ups before conference play. It was the fifth in a row for the 8-4 CSU Rams, getting an impressive 8-point road win over
. San Francisco