Nuggets Beat The 76ers In A Free Throw Contest To Win14th In A Row!
Basketball fans, take notice out west as a team in Colorado is putting their own consecutive wins, a winning streak that even the Miami Heat can be appreciative of. Yes, I am talking about the Denver Nuggets, who made a Heat like comeback late Thursday night to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 101-100. The Nuggets didn’t come from 27 point down like the Heat did this past Wednesday but they were down five points with 14 seconds to go without their playmaker Ty Lawson who sat out because of a sore heal. Denver Nugget’s hero tonight is no other than Cory Brewer who scores the final six points of the game; first knocking down a 26 foot jumper to cut the lead to 100-98 with 6 seconds left and immediately fouling Evan Turner to stop the clock. It’s amazing how important free throws can be as they were in fact the difference in the game. Turner goes to the line up two points and misses both free throws giving the Nuggets and opportunity to tie or take the lead. After coming out of a timeout, a play was drawn up for Cory Brewer, who throws up a game winning three which he misses badly; but was fouled by Damien Wilkins with two seconds on the clock. Poised, calmed and collected. Cory Brewer goes up to the line, down two, and drains all three free throws to take a 101-100 lead. Anthony Randolph ends the game for the Denver Nuggets as he blocks Damien Wilkins ‘s 23-foot jumper as time expires extending the Nuggets winning streak to 14. Cory Brewer leads the Nuggets in scoring with 29 Pts, Reb, 5 Stl, 1 Blk and Andre Miller, who filled in for Ty Lawson chipped in with 21Pts, 8Ast. The 76ers Jrue Holiday ended up with 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 15 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blk