Carmelo Anthony has been the standout player during this streak, but what is encouraging for Nuggets fans is the fact that Denver is winning with multiple weapons recently.
Kenyon Martin is averaging a double-double of 11.1 points and 11.5 rebounds during this streak, and Chauncey Billups scored 20+ with 5+ assists in Denver's last four games.
Plus, Afflalo and Smith both won games, while Nene and Ty Lawson have contributed much as well.
The Nuggets concerted effort to rebound better has paid off, as their 45.4 boards during this streak is near four rebounds more per game. And when Denver dishes the ball to one another, they win. The Nuggets' assists are up to 21.8 in the last eight games, which highlights the great team play going on in the Mile High City.
The Nuggets are looking and acting like a true championship contender again, are only 3.5 games back of LA and are a full four games ahead of the Jazz in the Northwest.
Next up for Denver is the surging Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday at 6:00 p.m. Then, the Nuggets take on San Antonio in Texas on Sunday at a special 11:00 a.m. start time as part of an ABC triple-header.
Whether or not the Nuggets can push this streak to the double digits is up to them, but as long as they keep playing with this intense swagger, Denver will go deep into the playoffs once again in 2010.
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