Nuggets-Suns: Mile High City Vs. Valley of the Sun

Bhavik DarjiCorrespondent IMarch 23, 2009

DENVER - MARCH 05:  Leandro Barbosa #10 of the Phoenix Suns collects a loose ball afer Allen Iverson #3 and Linas Kleiza #43 of the Denver Nuggets missed out during NBA action at the Pepsi Center on March 5, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Suns 126-113. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the term and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)


The Denver Nuggets have won five straight and are looking to make it six in a row, and two in a row on the road. They come in at 45-25, fourth in the Western Conference and first in the Northwest division holding a slim one-game lead over Utah.

The Suns also find themselves in the midst of a four-game winning streak and are trying  vigorously to get into that final eighth spot that Dallas currently holds. The Suns are 3.5 games behind Dallas, yet it is still statistically possible for them to reach the playoffs.

The last time these two teams met it was a incredible overtime thriller in which you could argue Grant Hill got fouled on the last play in Denver. Have no doubt that the Suns are looking to seek revenge for that night in which one was possibly stolen from them.

The way Denver can win this one is if J.R. Smith plays the same type of top-notch basketball he has been playing in the current five-game winning streak for Denver. He is averaging 21.6 PPG and shooting a run-away-horse 47 percent from three-point range.

The Suns are going to have to have Nash continute his steller play against the Denver Nuggets in which he is averaging 18.5 PPG and 11.1 APG in 17 games. Shaq is going to have to take advantage of the, I guess you can call him, small Nene.

Be sure this will be a very good one folks, I definetly would not want to miss it.