Sunday, January 29, 2012

Big Shot's Return

The Clippers take on the red-hot Denver Nuggets tonight, as Chauncey Billups returns to his hometown and former home arena. Although the Nuggets are sporting a new, and thus far effective lineup, they will certainly not soon forget the solid years that their hometown star gave them. Denver took on another former star Saturday when they defeated Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks. Having traded their star power for a younger, deeper lineup, this season the Nuggets look to prove that it doesn't take mega-stars to win games. And so far it's working. Tonight they hope to extend their 6-game win streak with a win over the Clippers, which would put them one game out of first place in the Western Conference behind the OKC Thunder (NOKC Blunder). The Clippers, in a 6-way tie for 3rd in the West, trail closely behind, and look to add a big road win to the W column.

The Nuggets' younger PG, Ty Lawson, is looking forward to playing against his former mentor. "Chauncey was huge because I was a young point guard coming into the game," Lawson said to the Nuggets' official website. "He's been everywhere I want to be. He's been an All-Star, he won a championship. I learned everything from him. He was very important to my development. It's going to fun playing against him."

Speaking of pretty good point guards, here's to hoping CP3 continues to get back to his normal self, as he put up a solid 18 points and seven assists against Memphis on Thursday. 

It's not Thug to Nugg... It's Hip to Clipp... So let's do this!

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