First of all, the Nuggets shot 0-22 from 3-point range, setting a record for most 3-point attempts without a make. Ironically, the Portland Trail Blazers set the same record just earlier this year, when they shot 0-20 from beyond the arc, in a win against the Toronto Raptors.
The Nuggets went into the game against the Blazers ranking 25th in the league in 3-point field goal percentage, dropping to a split 27th spot in that category after yesterday’s abysmal effort.
Any team can go ice-cold on any given night, but you would still expect that the Nuggets, who have 6 players averaging over 30% in 3-point percentage, would connect on at least one long range shot on 22 attempts, regardless of the degree of difficulty of the shots.
But hold on, it gets worse. The Nuggets only made a single basket outside the paint in the whole game. Just one. Denver is the best team in the NBA when it comes to points in the paint by a decent margin, and they proved just that by dropping 74 points in the paint last night. However, until Ty Lawson connected on a jumper with 38 remaining seconds in the game, all of Denver’s points consisted of free throws and points in the paint.
Denver is 14-13 on the season and will look to bounce back from the historically bad shooting night on Saturday, when the team will host the Charlotte Bobcats, who are on a 13-game losing streak.
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