The Denver Nuggets are on a Roll! Can they keep it up?

Casey CasperContributor INovember 14, 2007

Icon Sports MediaDenver is on a three game winning streak and looking impressive.

The Nuggets defeated Washington last Friday night, 118-92. Carmelo lead the team with 32 points and added 5 assists and 5 rebounds.

On Saturday, they mounted a furious comeback against Indiana—winning 113-106. Carmelo Anthony lead the team in points again with 32 and pulled down 10 rebounds. He also dished out 5 assists, and added a steal and a block in a impressive performance.

Saturday's game was a battle for the Nuggets who had to overcome a 74-56 halftime deficit.

Denver's defense stepped up in the second half, holding the Pacers to just 32 points. Marcus Camby had a good defensive game with 9 defensive rebounds, 4 steals and 5 blocks. Carmelo and Allen Iverson both had double doubles to lead the team.

The difference in this game happened at the free-throw line, where the Nuggets went 29-34 and while Pacers bricked their way into the loss column, going 13-24.

Carmelo Anthony was quoted saying; "We just kept fighting. If this isn't a confidence-booster, I don't know what is."

On Monday, Denver defeated the Cavaliers 122-100. Allen Iverson lead the team with 37 points and 8 assists. The x-factor for the Denver Nuggets in this game was J.R Smith, who came off the bench to score 29 points and was an impressive 7-8 from three-point range.

Tonight the Nuggets plays Portland in Denver. I look forward to seeing how the game goes and if Denver can continue the win streak. The Nuggets are currently (5-3) and second in the Northwest behind Utah at (6-2).

Utah plays tonight in Toronto. With a Denver win and a Utah loss, the Nuggets can tie for the division lead.